slate’s annual talking points guide to navigating your thanksgiving political throwdown. i don’t recall many heated political arguments at my family’s thanksgivings, but reanimated turkeys? practically every year.
happy turkey everyone!
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slate: turkey tussle, by jon dickerson
screw this work thing, i’m taking a nap.
oh cookbook authors, you realize that when you say a recipe is only going to take 30 minutes, that’s never the case. slate writer jesse wegman takes these writers to task for their all-inclusive, start-to-finish times. get’m, jesse!
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slate: the worst of times, by jesse wegman
illustration of locanda verde for the cover of the new york times’ dining section. for this project i got to work in my sketchbook style, with watercolor, and big . . . basically i have been walking around with a big shit-eating grin all week. the reaction to this piece has been great, so thanks to all of you out in reader land, and to cathy gilmore-barnes for her superb art direction.
(note: prints now available)
nytimes: chefs’ tips for the thanksgiving meal, by sam sifton.
photo credit: james gulliver hancock
illustrator, art director, and studio-mate jennifer daniel invited the pencil factory (and friends) to collaborate for good magazine’s work issue opening.
good: the work issue
in tuesday’s midterm elections, the republicans gained the house, but america’s economic uncertainty remains. will they be able to counter it? (signs point to no.)
slate: the uncertainty mandate, by annie lowrey
this is the first illustration of my new weekly spot with slate. if you loved slate.com before, now it comes with 20% more eben (i will be illustrating once a week, and yes, i know there are 7 days in a week, but slate works on a 5day schedule). all in all, i’m quite pleased and excited. slate, prepare yourself for plenty of feet and bears in the weeks to come.
slate: can exports save the american economy? by martha c. white