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6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com — Michael Pollan has been writing for the magazine since the '80s, on everything from grass (both the lawn plant and the psychotropic substance) to a Disneyfied town to animals and diet. Many of the books he's known for, like " The Botany of Desire," " The Omnivore's Dilemma," " In Defense of Food" and, most recently, " Cooked," grew out of articles he wrote for the magazine.
online.wsj.com — LIKE ANY POPULAR food writer, Gary Taubes gets more than his share of e-mails about his work. So he didn't give it much thought one day two years ago when he got a five-line comment about a podcast he'd given the week before. It was plainly signed "John."
fastcompany.com — Marc Maron struggled for years to break through as a stand-up comic--until 2009, when he recorded interviews with a few comedian pals and put them online. Now, more than 75 million downloads later, the 49-year-old has his own IFC show, , a fictionalized version of his life as a comedian and podcaster.
online.wsj.com — Getty Images BERLIN-About 15 leftist radicals gathered over stale coffee on a recent Friday night in the German capital to plan their next communist plot. "We must take care not to sound elitist, as if we're outside the mainstream, because the mainstream is the proletariat," said a young man dressed in black clothes, a tattered green copy of Friedrich Engels's 1884 book, "The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State," at his side.
nytimes.com — Everyone wants to know what Phil Jackson is doing. In the absence of data, they are happy to speculate. The first time I met Jackson, at the end of April, rumor had it that he might become the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Cleveland hired Mike Brown instead.)
nytimes.com — I can tell you the exact date that I began to think of myself in the first-person plural - as a superorganism, that is, rather than a plain old individual human being. It happened on March 7.
nytimes.com — In 1961, Vogue magazine said that "almost every famous female head in the world has gone or will go" to Kenneth, the hairdresser who created Jacqueline Kennedy's legendary bouffant and softened the golden locks of Marilyn Monroe. From the grandes dames of Manhattan society to first ladies (including Mrs.
nytimes.com — Brian Harkin for The New York Times For current real estate purposes, the block where the Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, once sold crack is now well within the boundaries of swiftly gentrifying Clinton Hill, though it was at the edge of Bedford-Stuyvesant when he was growing up.
online.wsj.com — Eric Fischl hasn't worked in the SoHo loft that once served as his studio in a decade (it's now used by his assistants and for archival space), but it was somehow a fitting place for the artist to discuss "Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas," his just-published memoir, co-written with Michael Stone.
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