Foraging for Ice Cream With West Coast Wunderkind Salt & Straw

At 9 a.m. on a spring Monday, a few employees are milling around Salt & Straw‘s Seattle ice cream parlor. No, breakfast ice cream isn’t some new trend. (Although one of the employees does serve herself an early scoop.) They’re gathering here before heading out to forage ingredients for the June slate of flavors–particularly the […]

Who Gets to Decide Who Is an Authority on Food?

Over the last couple of years, with the releases of films such as Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Wonder Woman–movies led by women and people of color–there has been an outcry in the entertainment industry to diversify not just the crew and leadership behind the camera, but the critics’ pool as well. There are a […]

10 Books in Business and Journalism You Should Read This Spring

The days are longer and the sun is out later, and while that might seem like a prime time to get out of the house, that doesn’t mean you have to leave your books at home. This spring is already fruitful for the publishing industry, still riding the success of semi-recent releases like Michelle Obama’s […]

Anderson Cooper’s First Title in Two-Book Deal Will Land in 2022

You can already find plenty of places to watch Anderson Cooper on television. But soon enough, you’ll be able to read his thoughts on paper. The CNN host and 60 Minutes correspondent has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins, the Associated Press is reporting. Cooper will team up with historian-novelist Katherine Howe on the titles, […]

‘The Everything Store’ Author Brad Stone’s Next Subject Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be the subject of a new book. Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone will be focusing on Amazon once again with a new book called Amazon Unbound, according to an Axios report. The book will focus on Bezos and his rise to be the richest person in the world. It’ll evaluate Amazon’s […]

Silicon Valley Billionaire Michael Moritz to Sponsor U.K.’s Prestigious Booker Prize

The Booker Prize Foundation lost its longtime sponsor, the hedge fund Man Group, in January. But a new patron has stepped up to fund the landmark U.K. literary prize. Billionaire Michael Moritz, a partner at Sequoia Capital who was born in Wales, will sponsor the prize via his nonprofit Crankstart Foundation, with his wife, American […]

Charting the Rise of ‘Surveillance Capitalism’

Capitalism got its start in 16th century Europe through mercantilism, a system in which merchants moved goods and marked up prices between markets. Two centuries later, Adam Smith, the Scottish philosopher of “invisible hand” renown, used writings by his own hand to help prop up industrial capitalism, a regime that manifested in factories, mass-produced goods, […]