opinion Asbury Park Press Published 3:56 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 Editor's note: In my recent column "It's time to have a candid conversation about race, bias," I invited readers to suggest ways to get the conversation going in a way that could make a positive difference in our communities. I was overwhelmed with the response. I received dozens of emails, most of them with thoughtful, well-conceived ideas and many with moving personal experiences. Today, we share excerpts from a handful of them, and encourage you to submit more suggestions that can help us solidify plans for moving our discussions forward. Email your thoughts to [email protected] or [email protected] — Hollis R. Towns, Asbury Park Press executive editor. Trailed by store security guard in the City of Brotherly Love I was truly moved by the column about racism in America, especially profiling. It reminded me of something that has bothered me for a long time. As a … [Read more...] about Conversation on race, bias: Readers offer ideas on how to get it started
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Patricia Wen Globe Staff March 13, 2017 I began wondering as soon as my editors hit the “publish” button a week ago Sunday on my 4,500-word story, “Two sisters, one house and a mystery.” How would readers react to my attempt to understand the lives of two reclusive women from Brookline, one of whom co-existed with the other’s dead body for about a year inside their rundown childhood mansion? Would this macabre scene trigger cruel judgments of Lynda and Sheryl Waldman? Or of me for further exposing their troubled lives? I had spent weeks researching this piece, and knew I was too close to predict a typical reader’s response. Advertisement But when the first of dozens of e-mails began pouring in from across the country, I was struck by the deep sympathies extended to these hermetic sisters and their struggles, with some -- … [Read more...] about How would readers react to my story on the tragic life of two Brookline sisters?
Celery root, a.k.a. celeriac, looks gnarly, but it has a wonderful flavor. (Goran Kosanovic/For The Washington Post) Celery Root, Chive + Cheddar Gratin. See recipe, below. (Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post) Cooking in winter demands patience to soften sturdy roots into smooth mashes, patience to allow vinegar to penetrate and pickle and preserve, patience for a tough piece of meat to break down so that you can slice it — even if you don’t have a knife. The required patience is also why I love being in my kitchen this time of year: I get to really cook. Whereas in summer I can just slice a tomato and sprinkle it with salt, maybe throw a fresh ear of corn in some hot water and call it a day, winter kitchens demand more. And responding to this demand means rolling up our sleeves and being resourceful and creative. We get to turn hearty ingredients into comforting meals, get to fog our kitchen windows with steam from our pots, and get to gather the people we love … [Read more...] about How to wrangle celery root and make it the star of your kitchen this winter