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Minnesota Rice: Twin Cities Chefs Team Up To Combat Racism

Cinnamon Janzer Food & Wine
Asian American chefs are sharing their stories the best way they know how—through food. "We're trying to get people to start that conversation about anti-racism, but start it by inviting people to the table," Minnesota Rice founder Nguyen says.

Simone Biles Doesn’t Owe Fans Anything

Aaron Freedman Jacobin
At the end of the day, Simone Biles is a worker. And she was right to put her mental health first, just as any worker should be able to stay home sick instead of pouring their life force into serving someone else.

Driving While Black and Jewish

Esther Cohen
Nothing pushes the panic button faster than the sound of a police siren coming up behind you, as New York-based poet Esther Cohen reports.

Heine’s Heartmobile

Michael Hofmann New York Review of Books
The liveliness and invention of Heinrich Heine’s writing changed 19th century German literature for the better. Poet, writer, literary critic, satirist and ironist, but banned in his homeland and expatriated to Paris, he was well appreciated by Marx

The Problem of Pain

Sophie Pinkham Dissent
It’s easier to blame individuals for the opioid crisis than to attempt to diagnose and cure the ills of a society.

10 Black Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now!

Tambay Obenson IndieWire
Among this month's offerings on Netflix: several feature debuts, including Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" and Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station, Mati Diop’s "Atlantics,” and Numa Perrier’s “Jezebel.”

What Biden’s New Executive Order Means for Agriculture

Emily Baron Cadloff Modern Farmer
The wide-ranging executive order focuses on fair and open competition in various sectors of the economy and aims to boost competition and review monopolies across a handful of industries.

Happy 20th Birthday, Trailer Park Boys

Aaron Giovannone Jacobin
This year, the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys turns twenty. The program’s refusal to patronize its marginal, working-class characters was key to its comedic and popular success, and won it a special place in our hearts.

Professor Bullhead & Critical Race Theory

Peter Neil Carroll newversenews.com
The denial of racism in education is hardly new, as poet Peter Neil Carroll presents the story of a Native American reformer.

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education

Steve Early New Politics
They are highly educated, poorly paid, absent union backing and part of the metastasizing precariat. They are also organizing. Two veterans of the contingent college adjunct’s struggle ably tell the story, as reviewed by a veteran labor militant.