Trillin contributes wry essays on food, travel, and the American scene to The New Yorker. In 2012 he won the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Known for his wide-ranging curiosity and droll humor, Ian Frazier is the author of On the Rez, Great Plains and Travels in Siberia.
Mark Singer is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker. Many of his best profiles are collected in Mr. Personality.
NYU counted McGinniss, author of The Selling of the President, Fatal Vision, and Byliner’s 15 Gothic Street, in its 100 best journalists of the century.
To help celebrate the 70th birthday of legendary journalist and gourmand R. W. Apple, Jr., the author travels to Paris for the meal of a lifetime.
In the south of France, one man recaptures the glory of the perfect tuna sandwich.
At the Manhattan lunch counter of Calvin Trillin’s reverie, some things never change: It’s always New Mexican Day, and the blue plate special is posole with a side of chile, red or green.
A cheese ritual.
London’s mayoral race is serious entertainment.
Race, memory, and a killing in the suburbs.
Customs of a New Orleans roadhouse.
What I bought last summer.
Finding the family he left behind.
The strange attraction of snoek.
Wandering the world in search of a foosball table.
Kolkata is bent on burnishing its modern image—and banning a potent symbol of India’s colonial past.
You’ll have to slow down for the speed trap, so you might as well stop in Maurice, Louisiana, for a bite to eat. Thanksgiving turducken, anyone?
Right up to his gruesome end, the rare-book dealer lived a life exciting enough to be a bestseller.
Kansas City tries to shed its cow-centric image.
Leaving academia for the life of a sleuth in San Francisco.
One small business owner’s fight against trademark laws.
Edwin Dyer is a religious man, a good father, a lover of the outdoors—and a pedophile.
Busting a gang for stealing and selling antiques.
Selecting a grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Day parade is breaking tradition.
The French know their fries but can they replicate the classic American fast-food burger?
In praise of a New England tradition.
Living in the ivory tower brings its own set of problems.
Betrayal and murder break up a family farm.