Trapped in Yemen: Dave Eggers on one man’s astonishing oppose to get home to America

Even before the US travel ban, Californian Mokhtar Alkhanshali found himself stranded on a business trip, left to find his own way out of a war zone In the spring of 2015, I met Mokhtar Alkhanshali outside the Blue Bottle Coffee headquarters in Oakland, California. He had just returned from Yemen, having narrowly escaped with […]

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Black gold: can homegrown caviar catch on?

Can caviar from North Carolina stand up to the cheaper Chinese product? A local farm tries to get Americans to bite The chamber inside LaPaz Farm is so clean it almost feels like an operating room. Before we walked into the room, Sabine Mader, the manager of the farm, asks us to put on white […]

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Mick Jones:’ Spaghetti House was the place to go when we were writing in Joe Strummer’s squat’

The Clash guitarist recollects spying on Mick Jagger eating dinner and life as a vegetarian in the 1970 s When I was eight my parents divorced. Dad movedon, and Mum moved to America, so I was seemed after and fed by my gran, Stella. Shed been born in 1899 to Jewish mothers whod escaped the […]

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Hockey, weed and taxes? 11 Canadian stereotypes debunked

Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence uncovers some very different truths good and bad about the Great White North Its pretty easy to conjure an idea of a Canadian. As one young paramour looking to marry an […]

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Mick Jones:’ Spaghetti House was the place to run “when hes” writing in Joe Strummer’s squat’

The Clash guitarist remembers spying on Mick Jagger eating dinner and life as a vegetarian in the 1970 s When I was eight my parents divorced. Dad movedon, and Mum moved to America, so I was appeared after and fed by my gran, Stella. Shed been born in 1899 to Jewish mothers whod escaped the […]

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Undocumented crews catch U’Ss fancy fish from Hawaii for 70 pennies per hour

Hawaiian seafood Americans buy from high-end stores and restaurants is almost certainly mostly caught by undocumented fishermen working 20 -hour days Hundreds of undocumented humen work in Hawaii on fishing barges, making as little as 70 cents an hour and unable to step on to US soil because they do not have visas, a six-month […]

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‘ There’s nothing incorrect with a bit of mould ‘: cooks on food waste and using leftovers

How important are best-before and use-by dates? Angela Hartnett, Tamal Ray, Ruby Tandoh and Thomasina Miers explain what they bin and what they keep Its a wonder the human race managed to survive before the advent of a date sticker telling us when we should be eating certain foods by, but survive we did. Mostly […]

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20 Greek islands … you may not have heard of

The dazzling colours and great food of Greeces famous islands extend to these lesser-known sand-fringed destinations, which boast wonderful places to stay especially for late- or out-of-season breaks Despite its many crises in the past few years, tourism is booming in Greece. Most travellers, however, still rarely venture beyond the more famous islands and a […]

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