FROM Andrew Flanagan
A New Record Release Day It’s Tuesday, and for as long as anyone can remember, this is the day all the big new albums dropped here in the U.S. But not anymore. The record industry has decided that Friday is the new day for new music everywhere in the world. Why? Two reasons: Beyonce and piracy. We explain the details of the decision -- and whether it means anything for music fans.
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.