You have to seize power where you can find it. Some Black women found it in the pantry.
It’s called castoreum, and it does not actually come from a butt — it’s merely butt-adjacent.
“First we eat, then we do everything else”: on the legacy of M.F.K. Fisher, food writers (or writers who deal with food), and the politics of what we eat and why.
She wanted a career as a writer, but the more time she spent building her brand for her growing Twitter followers, the sadder and lonelier she became.
When New York’s complicated public transportation system gets delayed or overwhelming, commuters get frustrated and they complain. Now the Metropolitan Transit Authority sends special Customer Service Ambassadors into busy stations to help the lost, offer commuters alternate routes, fix MetroCards and offer a simple “I’m sorry.”
From love to rage to resignation.
Grief takes many forms. In this case, an art house and a place to share stories.
The London-based performer WillNE is a self-employed YouTube celebrity at age 21. Unfortunately, that success means he barely leaves the house.
Writing about Chinese food lacks cultural context — in part because so few Chinese writers are given the opportunity to publish their stories.
After the body of 14-year-old Tina Fontaine was found in Winnipeg’s Red River in 2014, members of the community took action. The Bear Clan Patrol reformed in Winnipeg’s North End neighborhood and started to walk the streets at night. Nearly three years later, over 530 volunteers act as “boots on the ground,” focusing on harm reduction by handing out condoms, offering rides, diffusing violent confrontations, preventing opioid overdoses by administering naloxone, and protecting the vulnerable to “get that village feel back,” as co-founder James Favel says. They’re “Trying to inspire people to care more about one another.”