NYT Opinion: Trending and RuPaul

I’m a lucky lady.

My New York Times Sunday Review essay, “White Resentment on the Night Shift at Walmart” also topped the site’s trending for a while—and got a Twitter shout out from RuPaul. (It also generated about 900 comments in the 24 hours it was able to accept them.)

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Top dollar for heated sidewalks while 1.2+ million New Yorkers too poor to heat their homes. #CantMakeThisUp

In 2011, the most recent year for which data is readily available:

1.2 million New Yorkers received help from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 

This weekend, the New York Times real estate section reported on a burgeoning market for heated sidewalks in the city’s tonier neighborhoods. Among the benefits:

“It’s just really nice to have a pristine, sometimes dry, heated area,” he said. “It provides a nice runway before you get into the building.”

Perhaps no one enjoys the amenity more than four-legged residents and their owners. “Look, it’s nasty out,” said David Finkel, a partner at Ludlow Lofts, a 13-unit condominium with heated sidewalks between Broome and Grand Streets that his family developed in 2000. “You’re not going for a mile walk. You want to take the dog out really quickly to the nearest signpost or fire hydrant very near your building so the dog can run out and do its business.”

Not having to worry about the salt or the snow, “that is absolutely a great thing,” he said, recalling how he had once tried to put booties on his late, beloved Shih Tzu, Ludlow. “He just kicked them off like one of those punching nuns.” With the heated sidewalk, he said, “we never had to worry about it.”

“Ditch the Snow Shovel”

Glad to see our fine reporters are focusing on the important stuff.

A crazy year: Tracie McMillan’s 2013 update

 

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Tracie McMillan

Check it: Fall highlights, and many thanks, for a crazy year.

new website!

I loved iCompendium, who I would recommend ANY DAY,  but I needed to better-manage all my online text. So: courtsey of the talented folks at ALR Design and Team Eight, check out the new, improved traciemcmillan.com. Need info on my professional work? This is your one-stop shop. I’d love to hear your feedback, so please don’t be shy! You can send me email through the form on the right-hand side of every page. 

Writing

BLOG: Highlights 
First things first, check out just how awesome, and crazy, this year has been.

BOOK: Best Food Writing 2013 
My Slate essay Cooking Isn’t Fun has been selected for the Best Food Writing 2013 anthology edited by Holly Hughes. It’s a great anthology with some truly amazing stories!
ARTICLE: Interview with Seth Holmes, Civil Eats
Read my interview with Seth Holmes, author of the stunning Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies,where he talks about migrating from southern Mexico to the north, and then crossing the border—as a tall white guy—with a band of indigenous migrants bound for American farm fields. I’m thrilled that this was a part of the wonderful Civil Eats’ successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000! REVIEW: Michael Pollan’s Cooked:
Read my take on Michael Pollan’s
Cookedand what it says about class privilege.
Forthcoming work with New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and more. Stay tuned!

Talking

INTERVIEW: All Things Considered:
What’s the most important thing food labels should tell us? Listen to the All Things Considered for my thoughts on what’s really important.
INTERVIEW: Talk of Iowa on IPR
I had a great time speaking with host of “Talk of Iowa”
 Charity Nebbe about where our food comes from and how we as a country can eat healthier.
RERUN: Splendid Table – One reporter’s lesson from working at Walmart:
“Splendid Table” host Lynne Rossetto Kasper rebroadcast this interview from 2012 about my experience working in the produce department at Walmart. I learned one crucial lesson: Love your produce manager.

Appearing

October
Reaching for Higher Ground Keynote, University of Northern Iowa
The American Way of Eating: The Play, Cedar Rapids, IA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

September
Author Series Keynote, Poudre River Library and University of Colorado, Fort Collins, CO
Brooklyn Brewery Mash: Books and Beer, Washington, DC
Center for Food Studies American University, Washington DC

August
Farm to Table Reading and Dinner, Maclean and Eakin, Pond Hill Farms – Harbor Springs, MI

Keep up on future talks in Kalamazoo, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.– and more — here.

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2 quick pieces: Food and Class/Horrid Hamburgers

 

2 quick piece: Food’s Class Warfare / Horrid Hamburgers
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Happy (early) 4th of July!
It’s been a busy spring, what with
The American Way of Eating selling nicely,
yours truly getting the honor of a Knight-Wallace Fellowship
at the University of Michigan, and even a few assignments
coming in over the transom. Check them out, and
let me know what you think! My latest for Slate:
Food’s Class Warfare:
Do poor people eat badly because of limited options or personal preference?

(800 comments and counting!)
and
The Sunday cover for the Washington Post’s Opinion section
this past week,
Why Your Hamburger Hates America

Would love to hear folks’ thoughts, either directly or — better yet — in the comments section.And if you’re so inclined, retweets are much-appreciated:

Check out “Food’s Class Warfare,” @TMMcMillan latest for @Slate and @FutureTense http://ow.ly/bRK3Q
OR
Hey, Happy July 4th. By the way: Your hamburger hates America: wapo.st/LK4oPA @TMMcMillan makes her @PostOutlook debut!
More new work coming soon, and hope you’re all having a great start to summer!*Please excuse any duplicates — I”m re-booting my email list and the like, so I suspect I’ll miss some of the overlap…

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Check it out (and RT!): Check out “Food’s Class Warfare,” my latest for @Slate and @FutureTense ow.ly/bRK3Q

 

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Check it out: Food’s Class Warfare

Check out my latest for Slate: Food’s Class Warfare: Do poor people eat badly because of limited options or personal preference?Would love to hear folks’ thoughts, either directly or — better yet — in the comments section.

And if you’re so inclined, a retweet would be much-appreciated:

Check out “Food’s Class Warfare,” @TMMcMillan latest for @Slate and @FutureTense http://ow.ly/bRK3Q

More new work coming soon, and hope you’re all having a great start to summer!

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Join Tracie McMillan @ Brooklyn Food Conference this Sat; Chicago and NYC later in May

 

Tracie McMillan This Saturday @ Brooklyn Food Conference
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AWEsome Book Tour March 26 - April 5 Philly, Boston, SE Michigan

SATURDAY
Brooklyn Food Conference
DAYTIME: Learn
Plenary @ 9:30 a.m.
Workshop @ 12:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Tech High School
(DeKalb and South Elliott Place)

EVENING: Party
After Party
6- 9 p.m.

70 South Elliott Place
Sponsored by
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality

MONDAY
An Evening With Tracie McMillan

7 – 9 p.m.
Northwestern University
Harris 107
1881 Sheridan Road – Evanston, IL

Sponsored by Northwestern Community Development Corps.

THURSDAY
How Would Julia Child Vote on the Farm Bill?
Eddie Gehman Kohan
Obamafoodorama.com
Ginevra Iverson
NYC Restaurant Chef
Tracie McMillan
Author, The American Way of Eating
Marion Nestle
Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health at NYU
Adam Rapoport
Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appétit

Moderated by Clark Wolf

Future Events

W.K. Kellogg Food and Community Conference in Asheville, NC (May 23-24);  Book Court and Slow Food NYC (June 4) in BrooklynJames Beard House (June 6), in NYC; Monadnock Lyceum, New Hampshire (July 23); and more

Want to bring me to speak?
Get in touch here.

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Upcoming Tour Dates – American Way of Eating/Tracie McMillan

 

The American Way of Eating about to hit: Philly, Boston, Detroit. Coming soon to D.C and L.A.
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AWEsome Book Tour March 26 - April 5 Philly, Boston, SE Michigan

3/27: NEXT AMERICAN CITY
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
2816 W. Girard Avenue – Brewerytown
**FREE BEER AND SNACKS**
3/28: PENN BOOKSTORE
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
3601 Walnut Street – West Philly

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
928 Commonwealth Avenue – SHA Auditorium3/29: MIT FOOD BOOTCAMP
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Private event)

4/3 3: HOLLY LIBRARY
6 – 8:00 p.m.
1116 N. Saginaw Street, Holly, MI
  4/4: U-M DEARBORN
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus: 4901 Evergreen Road
Event: 1030 College of Arts, Science and Letters (off Richard Drive)

4/5: $5 DINNER @ COLORS DETROIT
6 –  7:30 p.m.
311 West Grand Blvd., Detroit

Future Events

Detroit and southeast Michigan; Washington, D.C. TEDMed Conference and American University; Los Angeles, CA; Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; and W.K. Kellogg Food and Community Conference in Asheville, NC; Fales Library and James Beard House in NYC; Monadnock, New Hampshire; and more

Want to bring me to speak?
Get in touch here.

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Nice meeting you @ JustFood!

 

It was great to meet you at Just Food’s 2012 Conference. Here’s how to keep up on me, Tracie McMillan, my work and speaking events for The American Way of Eating.


A quick note from Tracie McMillan…
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
Thank you so much for your interest in my work. I hope it’s because you, like the New York Times, think I am “a voice the food world needs,” not because you got confused and think that this is a diet plan.
This is just a quick welcome email to let you know I’ve added you to my email list, and a quick explanation of what I use the list for.

(1) Why am I on this list?

This is the basic news and events email list for journalist and author Tracie McMillan. I wrote The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table (Scribner 2012). I have gotten it into my head that you WANT to get these emails, most likely because you gave me your email address in some way, shape or form. If I am wrong about that, please accept my apologies and click ‘unsubscribe’ below.

(2) What is this list?

I’m Tracie McMillan, an independent author and journalist. I’ll be using this email list to let people know when new feature articles come out; anything big happens with the book, and when I have speaking engagements coming up.  I use this less than Twitter and Facebook, so if you want to know about nearly all appearances and published work, you should follow me @TMMcMillan, on Facebook or at my blog.

(3) Can I get more info?

Of course. Speaking gigs are tracked on my public events calendar, and there’s the full complement listed in #2: website, Twitter, Facebook and Blog. Have your pick.

(4) How can I help?

Great question, thanks for asking.

  1. Review The American Way of Eating on Amazon.If you’ve read my book and liked it, I would be thrilled if you could take 5 minutes and write a tiny review. This is actually hugely helpful for new authors. But if I may: Listen to what your mother told you, and if you can’t say anything nice, I’d rather you didn’t say anything at all.
  2. Intern. Admin and research help: I’m swamped but always interested in hearing from folks who like my work and want to help out. If you think the title “unpaid intern” sounds glamorous and exciting (instead of exploitative and depressing), please show some initiative, email me through my website, and let’s talk. I can’t promise I”ll get back to you quickly, but it’s worth a shot.
  3. Spread the word about The American Way of Eating. I can’t emphasize this enough. While I”ve gotten a few nice reviews, some have been horrible, and the way a little-ish book like mine will have an impact is if through word-of-mouth. If you like my book, convince friends and colleagues to buy and read it, too.

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