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August 25, 2022
Searching for Local Identity in “The Bear” and “Chicago Party Aunt”
The FX drama and Netflix animation both attempt to embody the city of Chicago. That’s an increasingly difficult task when the city itself is a jumbled simulacrum of its own past.
April 18, 2022
“The Great Resignation” Is a Great Exaggeration
Workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers, but it’s not a turning point for labor power.
July 7, 2021
The Art of the Meal
Sharing recipes and dinner-plate photos was a balm for isolation, and a reminder that magic is made in breaking bread together.
December 23, 2020
Smoking Meat, Hoping to Survive
For a neighborhood BBQ joint, the struggle is real.
Kevin Alexander Gray
May 20, 2020
The Lunacy of Global Seafood Supply Chains
Scenes from a pandemic: 8
Jennifer C. Berkshire
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December 20, 2019
The Stink and Injustice of Life Next to an Industrial Hog Farm
Will the world’s leading pork producer be held responsible for making life unbearable in rural Southern communities?
April 10, 2019
The Salad Giant Sweetgreen Has Used Hip Hop to Turn Lettuce Into Gold
But if the salad giant is so woke, why are 95 percent of its shops in majority white neighborhoods?
Aaron Ross Coleman
March 5, 2019
Take Action Now: March With Organizing Farmworkers
Plus fight back against Trump’s fake national emergency and get involved with a youth climate strike.
September 17, 2018
Palm Oil Is Everywhere in India—and Public-Health Experts Are Concerned
How the cheap, unhealthy oil became the high-fructose corn syrup of the developing world.
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
August 2, 2018
Is Trumpism Fascism?
Katha Pollitt examines Trump’s ideology, Mike Lux surveys political strategy, and Harold Meyerson remembers Jonathan Gold.
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