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  • Forget Netflix. Gaming companies are winning the pandemic

    While much of the economy is struggling to restart, the gaming set is making money hand over controller-clenched fist.

    Fortune
  • Miles Davis’s Famous Chili Recipe

    Jazz legend Miles Davis? That dude could cook. He could cook in the studio, on stage, and in the kitchen. One of his favorite dishes to make was a chili recipe he concocted through practice and improvisation: Miles’s South Side Chicago Chili Mack. Here’s the ingredients list: 1/4 lb. suet (beef fat) 1 large onion 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 lb. ground veal 1/2 lb. ground pork salt and pepper 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin seed 2 cans kidney beans, drained 1 can beef consommé 1...

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  • Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: “An Instant American Classic”

    Well, this is a hell of a book review by NY Times critic Dwight Garner about Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste (which I am starting the second it comes out tomorrow). A critic shouldn’t often deal in superlatives. He or she is here to explicate, to expand context and to make fine distinctions. But sometimes a reviewer will shout as if into a mountaintop megaphone. I recently came upon William Kennedy’s review of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” which he called “the first piece of literature since the...

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