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October 30, 2017, Issue
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What Is Silicon Valley Doing to Your Dinner?
An illustrated guide to the future of food.
What’s Behind India’s ‘Beef Lynchings’?
Bans on cow slaughter have become a pretext for violence against the country’s Muslim minority.
Fighting Spirits: 3 Cocktails to Fuel the Resistance
These days, the news goes best with a stiff drink.
How Food Brought an Unlikely Group of Syrian Refugees Together
Stuck in Greece, families found comfort in culinary rituals.
Did Monsanto Ignore Evidence Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer?
This could be the company’s “Big Tobacco” moment.
The Future of Food
How do we build a just, sustainable food system?
John W. Boyd Jr.
Can Local Food Help Appalachia Build a Post-Coal Future?
From shucky beans to kilt lettuce, the region’s cuisine reflects a dual reality of poverty and ingenuity.
The Grain That Tastes Like Wheat, but Grows Like a Prairie Grass
For 12,000 years, human agriculture has cultivated grains that are replanted every year, at enormous environmental cost. Kernza represents a new way forward.
Danny Meyer Has a Few ‘Tips’ of His Own
An interview with the restaurateur behind Shake Shack on ending tips and educating diners.
Preventing World War III While There’s Still Time
Or, how we can learn to start worrying and end nuclear terror.
Michael T. Klare
In Facebook We Antitrust
The social-media giant’s reach and power are unprecedented.
Micah L. Sifry
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Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood Predator
The Color of Terrorism and the Whiteness of the Lone Wolf
We’ll do everything to prevent terrorist attacks, but are seemingly powerless against white male shooters.
Is Trump a Liar or a Lunatic? Both.
The media must stop normalizing Trump’s bizarre and dangerous actions.
Books and the Arts
Three new books map the ambiguities of the UN’s extraterritorial status.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
The Power Politics of Arthur Schlesinger
What was Schlesinger’s “vital center”?
A Shimmery Cube
What is the science behind how we experience architecture?
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Letters From the October 30, 2017, Issue
… Down with epistocracy… BLM articles matter… In Manning
… English lessons…
Puzzle No. 3445
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto