Each issue explores food through complex, future-focused and age-old themes, appreciating the fundamental ties between humans and how and what we eat. We use a combination of long-form journalism, essays, interviews, photojournalism and the occasional recipe. We bring together a wide range of experts and practitioners from arts to sciences, and journalists to food producers.
Renewal is constant in the world of food: food cultures, industries, systems and recipes are ever evolving, and the cycle of life and death is seen all around us. This issue speaks to the collective unease and apprehension that we share in 2020, offering hope and consolation. Features: Colin Ho and Nick Jordan on 'Restaurant Reviews are Dead’. Rebecca Huntley in conversation with Annabel Crabb. Victor Steffensen on Cultural Burning. Recipes for a New Era - Feather and Bone, Matthew Evans, Daniel Johnston, Cornersmith.
Talia Lavin is every fascist's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic young Jewish woman, with the online investigative know-how to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers. Outspoken and uncompromising, Lavin's debut uncovers the hidden corners of the web where extremists hang out, from white nationalists and incels to national socialists and Proud Boys.
In stories crammed with catfishing and gatcrashing, combined with extensive, gut-wrenching research, Lavin goes undercover as a blonde Nazi babe and a forlorn incel to infiltrate extremist communities online, including a whites-only dating site. She also discovers the network of disturbingly young extremists, including a white supremacist YouTube channel run by a 14-year-old girl with nearly one million followers. Ultimately, she turns the lens of anti-Semitism, racism, and white power back on itself in an attempt to dismantle and quash the online hate movement's schisms, recruiting tactics, and the threat it represents to politics and beyond.
Shocking, provocative and humorous in equal measure, and with a take-no-prisoners attitude, Culture Warlords explores some of the vilest subcultures on the internet and how they're doing their best to infiltrate the mainstream. And then she shows us how we can fight back.
"Culture Warlords is a necessary and urgent read that could not have come at a much better time. Thoroughly researched and engaging, this debut demonstrates the work of a fearless reporter." - Morgan Jerkins, New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing
This humorous and entirely practical how-to book for kids aged 10 and up passes along essential life skills with an irreverent voice and graphic novel–style illustrations. From how to write a thank-you note to how to make a simple meal, this valuable advice, written with wit and wisdom, will help every kid taking the first steps into adulthood.
For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, humorous writer and etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has written the ultimate guidebook to becoming a person whom everyone will like being around more. Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills - all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style - this book shows kids just how easy it is to free themselves from parental nagging and become a more dependable person - and they'll like themselves better, too! They'll learn how to deal with dirty rooms, care for pets and cactuses, stick up for somebody, and fold a T-shirt. They'll even get a crash course on using the kitchen and a boot camp for lending a hand outside the house (mowing, shovelling, and fixing something loose has never been easier). This handbook to becoming beyond helpful promises that every kid can be a valued and valuable member of the grown-up world.
About the Author
Catherine Newman is the author of Waiting for Birdy, Catastrophic Happiness, and One Mixed-Up Night, and the co author of Stitch Camp. She is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine and the editor of the James Beard Award-winning kids' cooking magazine ChopChop. Newman has contributed to publications including the New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, and Parents. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family.
Issue 3 is as ethical as ever. Get your hands on a copy!
A sneak peek inside Issue 3:
we speak to the people leading Australia’s food revolution;
one of our writers goes on a pig hunt;
four bots get stuck in a conversation;
we examine how youth detention is being redefined; and
we investigate what humans can and can’t withstand in space.
All of this and much more!
A bold and provocative look at white male power from the New York Times number one bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race.
From the author of the Sunday Times and number 1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.
'Deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative, and the result is both uncomfortable and illuminating' Washington Post
'Ijeoma's sharp yet accessible writing about the American racial landscape made her 2018 book So You Want to Talk About Race an invaluable resource . . . Mediocre builds on this exemplary work, homing in on the role of white patriarchy in creating and upholding a system built to disenfranchise anyone who isn't a white male' TIME
What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of colour, instead of actual accomplishments?
Through the last 150 years of American history, from the post-Reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics, Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of colour, and white men themselves.
As provocative as it is essential, Mediocre investigates the real costs of white male power in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.
Like parenting, leadership is difficult, challenging and rewarding - sometimes all in the first hour of the day! This enlightening new book explores the common principles of parenting and leading that will help you become a better leader and create great leaders in your team.
Foreword by John Buchanan.
You don't need to be a parent to be able to see the comparisons between raising children and creating next generation leaders (or indeed becoming a better leader yourself). We have all been raised by someone - if not a parent, another relative or carer - who traditionally shows the actions and considerations parents are known for. When you focus on observing the behaviour of leaders you admire, you will see similarities between them and your own experiences as a child or parent. Like parenting, leadership is difficult, challenging and rewarding - sometimes all in the first hour of the day. Whether parenting or leading you need to focus on five core areas to get the best out of your people:
3.Health and wellbeing
Each of these core areas is discussed in detail through the book.
Author, Wendy Born, uses a unique framework drawn from the principles of parenting that will help you to build and lead great teams. All you need is:
Foresight to have a vision, strategy and purpose to guide your way into the future and manage your talent to fit.
Plain sight to lead by example, establish boundaries and expectations creating a culture of accountability.
Insight into the importance of a positive attitude and mindset, good work/life balance and establishing trust and connection as the foundation of your team.
Packed with fascinating case studies and practical advice, there is an insightful
Foreword written by John Buchanan, former Australian national cricket team coach and founder of Buchanan Success Performance Coaching.
Organisational culture is very poorly understood and has been way over-complicated. It's not easy, but it is simple. Once you know what to look for, you can identify the current culture of any group by the current rules of belonging in that group; you can articulate the desired culture as the new rules of belonging that will help speed up the execution of your strategy; and move from the current to desired state in a series of clear, deliberately managed steps.
The subject of organisational culture has become a particularly hot topic in Australia as a result of the recent Royal Commission into misconduct in the financial services industry. However, it is also a hot topic globally with regulators of financial services and other industries increasingly seeking to enforce culture measurement and management and to sanction leaders who do not properly do both - up to and including criminal prosecution. Practically every senior leader is now looking at how to measure and manage culture and is struggling to know how to address it. The somewhat tragic fact is that most of them don't know what it is, let alone how to manage it. They consistently confuse culture with employee engagement (they are not the same thing!) and are running around trying to solve the wrong problem. We are seeing lots of frantic activity, most of which won't achieve anything other than making it look like someone is doing something, but almost none of which will result in actual culture change.
Meanwhile leaders at all levels in large and small organisations are stuck with dysfunctional teams and need a way to take action immediately that will actually make a difference. Improving the culture of their team will speed up their ability to implement and radically reduce the time they would otherwise spend on managing conflict and dysfunction. This book will show them how.
The School of Life
The School of Life
Dr Pragya Agarwal