Evan Osnos’ piece in The New Yorker on North Korea is worth a read–somehow both more and less grim than I was expecting. (Personally I find Trump’s ignorance and idiocy more worrisome than anything on the other side…)
This New Yorker story by Lauren Collins on the racist history of a barbecue chain was super interesting to read. My vote: nope, it’s still not okay to eat there. But do read the article!
Collins opens her piece with an anecdote about Kathleen Purvis throwing down the claim that “men are the new carpetbaggers of Southern food writing.” Purvis’ piece at the Bitter Southerner is also a great read; she really does know how use a snappy line (and makes some highly valid claims).
(Also: yes, sorry about the title of this post.)
Lindy West in the Guardian, being the brilliant powerhouse that she is.
I don’t usually cry over things, but her closing line made me nod my head and think “That’s a sentiment worth getting teary-eyed over.”
Angela Merkel’s Letters to Santa on the Hairpin is sweet and funny.