Editor’s Note

I first heard about Michael Brown’s shooting when the nation’s collective response was just a peep. Over the next few days, hour by hour, news of the tragedy spread, inciting backlash and protests around the world and sparking crucial debates about race relations, police brutality, and all those other little issues we usually fancy ourselves […]

Shooting A Wake-Up Call

Last Friday’s massacre in Santa Barbara, allegedly the work of 22-year-old student Elliot Rodger, was senseless and horrific. But what really alarmed me was how Rodger’s rationalization for the murders felt so familiar. I recognized his belief that “gentlemanliness” entitled him to sexual and romantic attention—because I see a subtler version of it all the […]

The Mouthful: May Recipe Roundup

The most common complaint I’ve heard from those who don’t cook is that they don’t have the energy to look for recipes. That’s why I’ve done the work for you by finding easy recipes around the web that use seasonal ingredients and are endlessly adaptable. Green Salad with Edible Flowers from Martha Stewart The April […]

The Mouthful: Against the Grain

If you think waiting for your 21st birthday is hard, try waiting for whiskey to age. Most top-shelf whiskeys sit in oak barrels for at least 10 to 20 years before being bottled and sold. Some whiskeys have been aged for up to 70 years (granted, they’ll run you around $15,000). Photo by Matt Pritchard […]

Students Hungry For Food Security

A college student’s list of worries is rarely short: textbooks and lab fees, secure housing, the search for paid internships. But more and more college students are facing an even more urgent concern: how they’re going to feed themselves. A January study from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that nearly 60 percent […]

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