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Is the golden age of food over?

Kevin Alexander on the rise and fall of "the independent fine-casual dining spot."
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L.A. diners pay up for glow-in-the-dark noodles

Aug 8, 2019
Temporary restaurants offer novel experiences to attract new clientele.
Photo courtesy of Dashboard

Are smart speakers enforcing gender inequity?

Female voice assistants could be encouraging us to issue orders to women.
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Voting rights advocates equate fees to modern-day poll tax

In most states, a felony conviction can result in the loss of voting rights for some period of time.
Voters cast ballots in Chestertown, Maryland, in October 2018.
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Coming soon to a produce aisle near you...

Jul 23, 2019
What the Cosmic Crisp means for the apple industry.
Aysia Stieb/The California Sunday Magazine

Why clear ice is becoming a cocktail standard

Jul 23, 2019
The new-age flourish is made by pushing impurities and air out while the ice is being formed.
Steven Byeon/Marketplace

Why some Muslims are boycotting the hajj

Jul 18, 2019
It's the same reason Nicki Minaj pulled out of Jeddah World Fest.
The clock tower and the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Mecca.
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Bringing fresh food to an L.A. food desert, one produce box at a time

Jul 17, 2019
South Central resident Olympia Auset was sick of taking the bus two hours to buy fresh produce. So, she started selling fresh produce herself.
South LA resident Olympia Auset started a produce stand three years ago and now wants to expand into a physical store.
John F. Peters

Mississippi farmers forced to leave thousands of acres unplanted this season

Jun 6, 2019
Victoria Darden and her family have been forced to leave their soybean and corn fields unplanted because of flooding.
Flood waters covering farmland in the Mississippi Delta means thousands of acres of crops
Victoria Darden

Why economist Joseph Stiglitz is advocating for "progressive capitalism"

May 30, 2019
Stiglitz discusses the themes and recommendations contained in his latest book: People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.
Nobel prize-winning US economist Joseph Stiglitz listens during the opening session of the 6th edition of the "Entretiens du Tresor" seminar at the Economy Ministry in Paris on January 31, 2017.
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