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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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  • Ghislaine Maxwell's Bid for Gag Order in Case Denied by Judge...

    Ghislaine Maxwell's Bid for Gag Order in Case Denied by Judge

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  • Europe’s Economy Set to Outpace U.S. in Upending of Past Roles because of Covid Handling

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  • 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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