FROM Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger on the Human Urge to Be Part of a 'Tribe' Most of us in the modern world don’t have to worry about starvation or invading armies. We don’t need to be part of a tribe in order to survive and we don’t need to sacrifice for the common good. Could that be why there are so many problems in American society, from school shootings to drug addiction to PTSD? That’s the idea in a new book by Sebastian Junger called, “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.” Junger has been a foreign correspondent and has written a lot about combat and adversity; and in Tribe, he writes that combat and adversity can actually be good things – they can knit people together and give them a sense of purpose and comfort.
'Dandelion and Quince,' food and crime, 'All About Eggs' Sarah Lohman talks about the murder and historic recipes that form the backbone of her new book, “Ohio 1910,” and Rachel Khong shares highlights from Lucky Peach’s last cookbook, “All About Eggs.” Michelle Mckenzie tells us how to cook oft-forgotten fruits, veggies and herbs, and Jonathan Gold reviews AR Cucina in Culver City. Plus: raspberries at the market and a special guest DJ set from Alton Brown.
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Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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