Cures for Loneliness

Welcome. I’ve been absorbed in tales of other people’s lives this week: a Times Magazine feature about the Princeton professor Dan-el Padilla Peralta, who sees classics as complicit in systemic injustice and is “advocating reforms that would ‘explode the canon’ and ‘overhaul the discipline from nuts to bolts.’” The Times documentary “Framing Britney,” about Britney…

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The Birria Lifestyle

Good morning. Tejal Rao went deep on the nation’s mania for birria this week, with a beautiful and thoughtful report about the dish’s history and current status as Instagram star. Three recipes accompany the article. The main one’s for the stew itself, birria de res, and there are two more that make use of it:…

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