This month's issue offers "First Drafts" from a variety of artists. Among them is Chuck Close. When we were pulling this together, I got a call from the web team asking me to moderate a discussion between Chuck and Paul Simon. I was initially alarmed because I didn't think I knew any of Close's work. Then I went to his studio and realized I knew quite a bit of it.
Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.