Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Atlantic senior editor, James Beard Award-winner, author of The Joy of Coffee.
theatlantic.com — I have been in China, offline, and in other ways removed from the US news ecosystem through the blossoming period of the three simultaneous problems for the Obama administration. Here is how they look after a day's worth of catching up: 1) Benghazi. As a scandal, this is BS.
theatlantic.com — Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company. While almost every similar company -- and there used to be many -- has disappeared or withered away, Intel has thrived through the rise of Microsoft, the Internet boom and the Internet bust, the resurgence of Apple, the laptop explosion that eroded the desktop market, and the wholesale restructuring of the semiconductor industry.
huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- A massive rent increase is threatening the future of a New York's iconic restaurant The Four Seasons, a sprawling, opulently furnished five-star eatery in midtown Manhattan whose very name is synonymous with the phrase "power lunch." The impending rent spike could inflate the amount the restaurant currently pays for its 29,476-square-foot digs more than sixfold.
bostonmagazine.com — Will Gilson attempts to fuse New England fare with modern technique-and, mostly, succeeds. The current local-everything mania ascends to a new level at Puritan & Company, the latest addition to Inman Square. For the first time, a kitchen is entirely inspired by New England ingredients and traditions, but is also embracing the latest equipment and techniques.
theatlantic.com — During the Cold War, a joint U.S.-Canadian military installation was built outside the tiny northern town of Churchill, Manitoba, at the western edge of Hudson Bay.
theatlantic.com — The notion that man might sometime soon be reproduced asexually upsets many people. The main public effect of the remarkable clonal frog produced some ten years ago in Oxford by the zoologist John Gurdon has not been awe of the elegant scientific implications of this frog's existence, but fear that similar experiment might someday be done with human cells.
theatlantic.com — In Gallup poll data out yesterday, 1,535 U.S. adults answered the question, "Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage?" 53 percent nodded; 45 percent scowled.
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