Eater SF

The Anatomy of a Perfect Roast Chicken at Zuni Cafe

By Jon Cheng
AD Lille Allen

“How San Francisco’s storied Zuni Cafe makes its iconic roast chicken and bread salad”

“And special it was. I marveled at the color; the way the crackling yet supple skin enrobed a perfectly moist chicken. Nothing was seasoned more than it should have been — it was pure and unadulterated. This is likely why Zuni sells 60 or so of these birds every day. During the pandemic, the number at one point stretched to more than 100 during a four-hour period, pushing the kitchen to its limits. But Norris runs a tight ship of experienced cooks, and — since joining Rogers 18 years ago — has distilled bird cookery to a science.”

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Orion Magazine

The Age of Accelerating Extinctions at the Santa Fe Ski Basin 

By Arthur Sze
AD Elizabeth Haidle

For Orion Magazine’s 40th year in Publishing.

  Verge Magazine

The patchwork groups sharing gender-affirming underwear patterns

By Emma Banks
AD Kristen Radtke

“Fashion is very much about that interface between your feeling about who you are and who wider society thinks you are”

The queer community has been rooted in a do-it-yourself mentality for generations, making their own clothes, media, music, and so forth, says fashion historian Valerie Steele — who, in 2013, curated the FIT exhibition “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk.” Because clothing is one of the clearest forms of nonverbal communication, it has been essential in enabling under-the-radar queer dialogue.

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Etsy sellers will go on strike in April and want customers to boycott

By Mia Sato
AD Kristen Radtke

“I just feel that I’m constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

“The strike is just action number one,” she says. “What we want to really do for the future is form a solidarity support movement — peer support, artisans supporting each other.”

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Finding community in a hip-hop producer’s Twitch stream

By David Arroyo
AD Kristen Radtke

“I have seen firsthand the proper way to build a relationship with your fans”

What helps all of this is how overwhelmingly welcoming Kenny and this community are to people, like myself, who are not here to make music. Instead of making the stream just for experienced producers, Kenny answers questions that some may consider dumb about the process of making music.

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Believer Magazine

An Illustrated Series
By Lyssa Park
AD Kristen Radtke
The series that runs through this issue is based on furniture that my family left behind in Korea, when we moved to Nevada. I used to avoid the topics of family and culture in my work: I was born on a US military base in Korea, and I often didn’t feel like I fit into either nationality. Recently, I’ve started to address my Korean experience and translate it into my work. My process changes depending on the project, but for this series I scanned oil pastel textures, which remind me of my childhood, and drew the shapes digitally.”

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The Lens of the Paparazzi
By Rhian Sasseen
AD Hayden Bennett
“The first time I saw her, she was naked and sixteen,” goes the first line of a failed novel I wrote about Britney Spears between 2014 and 2016. Of course, she wasn’t sixteen then. She wasn’t naked, either.

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Sparks Propaganda
By Brittany Dennison
AD Hayden Bennett

“This essay is about Edgar Wright’s documentary of the band Sparks. This essay is not about the band Sparks, also known as Ron and Russell Mael, and their brilliant, weird, constantly evolving music.”

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©Lyssa Park Arts & Illustrations 2024