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Jennifer Hewett
The Strange Death of the Melon Baller

Bee Wilson’s history of the fork—and other kitchen appurtenances—shows us that we are how we eat as well as what we eat. Culinary tools have reflected cultural dispositions in surprising ways, and continue to do so to this very day.

Milky Ways

The history of milk—from sacred nourishment to taboo drink to our modern, dairy-saturated abundance.

The Logical Insanity of Theodor Geisel

A new life of Dr. Seuss, American icon.

Factory Fresh?

Bee Wilson’s history of food frauds teaches a lesson: Caveat comesor.

Hail the Hamburger!

The surprising history of America’s gastronomical icon.

Fast Food

We’ve been what we’ve eaten, evidently, for some ten millennia.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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