Swimming in an Uncertain Sea

In the muffled quiet, a steady inhale-exhale. A shadow, then a flash of silver. Then the elusive subject of fascination makes its silent, gliding approach, emerging in full: the great white shark. When the underwater filmmaker Ron Elliott dives beneath the surface, this suspended moment of magic is what he’s after. I first met Ron…

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Pantry Perfection

Good morning. It’s a joy to cook this time of year, where I stay, as long as the fat heirloom tomatoes continue to ripen, as long as we’ve got corn. You don’t need recipes. You just assemble what you’ve got, according to texture or taste: pan-roasted chicken thighs under a shower of salt, say, placed…

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