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John Birdsall

@John_Birdsall

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Author of THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH: A Life of James Beard (@wwnorton). Pushing back on queer erasure in American food. He/him.

Oakland, CA
Joined May 2011
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John Birdsall
2 days ago
The creepy/beautiful queer killer (amoral, alienated) was not a culture point I expected to be dragged back into at the end of 2021 but here we are
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John Birdsall
3 days ago
Corrective for the soft-focus coverage to come. Bob Dole, first in line.
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John Birdsall
3 days ago
"As the public purse shrunk in the '80s, politicians insisted it’s no longer the govt’s job to ensure wellbeing… Entire industries, such as health foods, have sprung up on the principle that the key to health lies in individuals making the right choices."
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Sheryl Ring: END TRANSPHOBIA IN ILLINOIS COURTS
7 days ago
With its argument, understand that Mississippi is arguing to overturn Roe and Casey (abortion), Griswold (contraception), Lawrence (right to be gay), Obergefell (marriage equality), Bostock (right to be trans at work), and Loving (right to an interracial marriage) IN ONE CASE
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John Birdsall
14 days ago
At the family holiday reunion, we're at the "Well we all believe what we want to believe" stage of talking politics…
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John Birdsall
16 days ago
David Brooks on cured meats in 2017 lol "Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch… Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named 'Padrino' and 'Pomodoro' and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette."
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John Birdsall
17 days ago
Soppressata the vote
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Acyn
17 days ago
Cured meats and champagne
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@John_Birdsall
John Birdsall
18 days ago
This is fucking so not me: "'I think the defense is sweating a little more [than the prosecution] because I think they felt far more confident—and had a right to feel confident,' Wisconsin defense attorney John Birdsall told Newsweek…"
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John Birdsall
19 days ago
Hot Country Chicken 🍗
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Ceri T
20 days ago
Thursday @BishopsgateInst LGBTQ+ Library journals oversize (the graphics 😍) & some absolutely fab pulp fiction gems to go into LGBTQ+ Library (I may have laughed at some of the titles/author names 😇😳) #lovemyjob
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John Birdsall
21 days ago
"LGBTQ+ characters appear more frequently in books, television shows, and movies… Students who have not been exposed to this history…are at a deficit in forming opinions about current events and trends…"
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John Birdsall
28 days ago
Have seen food twitter bounce from a special copper spoon that only cooks 1 egg over a live fire to 1 sheet pan for cooking everything
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John Birdsall
28 days ago
If only somebody would invent a sheetpan with higher sides for roasting a big-ass turkey. Like really high sides.
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John Birdsall
29 days ago
Can report that the newly opened border has resulted in shoppers from Mexico strolling Tucson's fanciest mall and thronging the Apple Store, lots of Sonoran license plates in the parking lot…
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John Birdsall
29 days ago
The Southwest/US-Mexico borderland defies restaurant listifying because, as I'm learning, it's used to being invisible—plus so many of the forms of eating here don't reveal themselves easily to drop-in journo-style criticism
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John Birdsall
a month ago
An honor!
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Cathalena Burch
a month ago
Thank you @John_Birdsall for talking to my @uarizona journalism class today. Your insights will help them navigate the art of the profile. Loved your stories. You have an open invitation to speak to any class I teach!!!
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John Birdsall
a month ago
Frances Wilson @nybooks
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John Birdsall
a month ago
I'm on @177MilkStreet this week, in a flashback episode featuring a segment on James Beard. #MilkStreetRadio
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John Birdsall
a month ago
Hey Jeff, if I could get that long-ass table delivered to my house packed in styro and cardboard please
@JeffBezos
Jeff Bezos
a month ago
Congrats on this important work, @ChefJoseAndres. As you say: build longer tables, not higher walls.
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John Birdsall
a month ago
I was 4 or 5 when a grownup told me not to put a penny in my mouth because someone from a certain race (she used a slur) might have touched it
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CBS News
a month ago
How young is too young to teach kids about race?
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John Birdsall
a month ago
Stanley Tucci's Diwali Table
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