Li Bai wrote about a grand “me” -- how I am, what I am like, what I said and did. The world scarcely matters at all, except as a prop to hang his headb…
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A story about my uncle, LSD, Berkeley, and madness.
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China's newest trade export: the art of humiliating self-criticism
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A previously unknown (to me) fact about huajiao.
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With the pandemic on the run, let's put down our phones and break some margarita glasses
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A dish that contains multitudes, collapses peripheries and explains the rise and fall of empires.
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First: an apology. This is the longest I’ve gone without publishing a newsletter post since the inception of The Cleaver and the Butterfly. Shameful! D…
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When I was a child I was envious of deer. Because I wanted a salt lick to call my own. I did not realize they were lures set by hunters. I just wanted …
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Diced chicken and the Dowager Empress: Part II of the Chronicles of Salt and Sichuan
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Third century advice for surviving pandemics and murderous autocrats
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Part I of the Chronicles of Sichuan and Salt
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I started The Cleaver and the Butterflyone year ago, and added a payment option almost exactly six months ago. It seems like an appropriate time to tak…
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