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Destiny’s Julia Child

Editor’s Note: this essay was scheduled prior to the announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision. We have decided to publish it as scheduled, following the belief, expressed here, that love and pleasure are not the opposite of politics, rage, or grief, but rather are politically essential expressions of our humanness.   This is a difficult…

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Fall Classic

I love watching a city watching a game. My city, the city I’ve adopted as my own, had a team in the World Series this week. In the years past when the Giants have won the Series, the street around the corner from my house was blocked off for hours after the final pitch, with people…