Food reporting is not Thomas Peele’s usual beat. Peele is an award-winning investigative journalist for the Bay Area News Group and author of Killing the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist,which Publisher’s Weekly calls an “eye-opening narrative about radical religion and its consequences. Peele renders characters and scenes with rich detail and his chronicle of events surrounding Bailey’s death unfolds with the seamlessness of a fictional thriller, would that were the case.” More
Editing an anthology is a very chicken-and-egg process. You need essays in order to get a publishing contract, but you need a publishing contract in order to get essays. So, basically, you need good friends and family to write with no guarantee of publication. More
Jeff Gordinier writes for the NY Times Dining and Wine section. Since joining the staff in 2010, he has written too many articles to count, on subjects ranging from the poetry of cheese mongers, to cooking with just-killed chicken, to mindful eating, to a hilarious debate over homemade vs. Heinz ketchup. More
Ever interview a Spanish matador? Ever wonder what Christie Brinkley keeps in her nightstand, or how Mad Men‘s Matthew Weiner stocks his liquor cabinet? Edward Lewine has, and we are all luckier for it.
Gregory Dicum is many things: a freelance writer and frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Economist, and elsewhere; the author of 6 books, most recently The Pisco Book; and co-founder and President of MondoWindow, a company which enhances the experience of air travel and grew out of his book Window Seat: Reading the Landscape from the Air. You should try it next time you fly. More