New York Times
FROM Gina Kolata
Life and Health After ‘The Biggest Loser’ For more than a decade, contestants on The Biggest Loser have transformed their bodies – and bared their souls – for TV audiences. In season after season, they’ve competed to lose weight through a combination of diet, exercise, therapy and sheer willpower, with phenomenal results. But once the cameras stop rolling, can these weight loss celebrities keep the weight off? Kevin Hall is a scientist who sought to find out, so for up to six years after Biggest Loser Season 8 ended, he followed its contestants, measuring their progress. What he found was that their experiences on the reality show did not ultimately end well.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?