“Women run our think tanks and our museums, our biggest defense contractors, our most illustrious spy agency, our tech companies, our newsrooms, and our lobbying outfits. To be a woman in Washington, in short, is to bob around at a new high-water mark for our gender—to be surrounded by a crowd of insanely powerful role models, heroes, and superstars.”
What It’s Like to Be a Woman in Washington: 62 Women Explain, Washingtonian
“…cooking is still a highly feminized pursuit; it’s a skill girls are implicitly expected not only to learn, but enjoy doing. To be feminine, we are told, we must be hospitable, nurturing, giving — qualities that are intimately bound up with feeding those around us.”
It’s so much more than cooking, The Week
- An Oral History of Lilith Fair, Vanity Fair
- A Texas Ranger got a prolific serial killer to talk. This is how., LA Times
- The Beating Heart, Washington Post
- Restoring the Sex and Rage to Jane Austen, The Atlantic
- Seeking the Lost Art of Growing Old with Intention, Outside
- What Does Having a Boyfriend Have to Do With Sleep?, New York Times
(I try not to judge, but sometimes people are weird.)
A must watch: a 7-minute video essay on why TikTok offers a credible form of cultural criticism.
I don’t live in Los Angles, but I recently became a subscriber to The Los Angeles Times. Their reporting is taking a more national position these days, and it’s relaunch of the food section has turned into something Jonathan Gold would be proud of. Check out their new YouTube series, Off-Menu.
- Believe me: You’ve been underestimating lemons
- It’s fall! Time for Instant Pot baked potatoes (with kimchi!)
- Where The Times’s Restaurant Critic Likes to Eat, The New York Times
- This butternut squash oven risotto looks dreamy
- My pal Sahar just moved into a new apartment and this granola from Orangette is the perfect housewarming gift.
- Here are 16 fall salad recipes—go, make the most of these vegetables while you can!
- This pork, plum, and pistachio rice dish is giving me heart eyes. Maybe this instead of turkey this year?
- A bread pudding for the morning after Thanksgiving? Christmas? New Years Day?
- These chocolate hazelnut cookies look *chef’s kiss*