Arts, Culture & Media

Behold the fine-dining pastrami taco

Alex Stupak made his name as an award-winning experimental pastry chef and came of age during the time of so-called molecular gastronomy. But it was when he tried a fresh corn tortilla for the first time — when someone took fresh masa made from corn, and pressed it out by hand and put it on a hot griddle and served it to him immediately — that things changed.

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality


When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.