At Cotton & Copper in South Tempe, Arizona, Tamara Stanger turns to the Sonoran Desert’s surprisingly abundant edible plant life for her rotating lineup of pies. (clockwise from top left)1. Stanger’s cheesecakes haveearned cult status among areachefs. This one gets its pinkish hue from prickly pears, which have a taste between watermelon and strawberry. Dried cactus fruit discs top the finished product, but not every part is experimental. That light, flaky crust?
Santa Catarina Palopó, on the northeastern shore of Lake Atitlán, offers the usual Guatemalan village sights: kids flying kites, women weaving textiles. But the scene here is made all the more colorful by a vibrant backdrop of bright walls covered in local folk motifs—the work of community art initiative Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó. As subsistence agriculture and fishing began to dry up here, the twin specters of decline for the town and poverty for many of its families loomed.
A new ESPN report looks at whether the NFL has tried to control research into brain injuries. Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images ESPN’s Outside the Lines had previously reported that the NFL had backed away from funding a major study looking at the relationship between football and brain disease because it would be overseen by a researcher who’s been critical of the league.