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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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  • What Does Justice for Breonna Taylor Look Like?

    In a piece for Essence, prison industrial complex abolitionists Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie challenge us to consider whether arresting and prosecuting the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor (or George Floyd or Elijah McClain) will result in justice. Beyond strategic assessments of what is most likely to bring justice, ultimately, we must choose to support collective responses that align with our values. Demands for arrests and prosecutions of killer cops are inconsistent with demands...

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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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  • 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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