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An Interview with Paul Vallas

After planting his feet back in his hometown, Paul Vallas is running for mayor of Chicago. Here, in his own words, are his reasons for running, how he would address gentrifying neighborhoods, and a glimpse of his ethics plan for City Hall.


Netflix’s The Final Table is Onto Something Good

The Final Table offers a new way to confer culinary recognition: great chefs recognizing another as their own. With some adjustments, season two will be essential food television.


A Century Later, World War I Remains Incomprehensible

One hundred years after the armistice of 1918, are we finally in a post-war period? What does that mean? And what does the war mean a century after the fighting stopped?