Quick Takes: Michelle Polzine, 20th Century Cafe 

Meet your surrogate pastry grandma.

CHEFSFEED, May 17, 2016

Abramson considers post-9/11 secrecy complex detrimental to free press

The former executive editor of the New York Times defends the responsibility of the press, reflecting on the moments in her career when aides to Barack Obama and George W. Bush have asked her to hold a story.

​The Chautauquan Daily, July 9, 2014

Mogahed condemns Egyptian repression, warns of continued national instability

Dalia Mogahed critically assesses the tumultuous political climate of Egypt over the last year.

​The Chautauquan Daily, July 16, 2014


Is Jonathan Gold the Last Food Critic Who Matters?

​The staying power of Los Angeles’s patron saint.

​CHEFSFEED, March 25, 2016

Foley highlights inefficiencies in global agriculture

​The climate scientist warns that global food systems must adapt if they are to feed a growing world population.

​The Chautauquan Daily, July 4, 2014

Hill looks at nursing on the bench, at the bedside

​"It’s really impossible to think about the medical care and the health care of people without realizing the centrality of nursing,” says Martha Hill, professor and dean emerita at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

The Chautauquan Daily, ​August 21, 2014 

Tanya Holland on Race, Gender & Opportunity

​The chef-owner of Oakland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen wants to expand across the country. Getting access to the capital and real estate to do so has been another story.

​CHEFSFEED, March 2, 2016

Family Scholarship gives first-timers free week at Chautauqua

In his 1921 history of Chautauqua Institution, Jesse Lyman Hurlbut wrote of the “Chautauqua Idea”: “education for everybody, everywhere, and in every department of knowledge."

​The Chautauquan Daily, August 22, 2014


Cool Shit to Do Alert: Cinco de Mayo, Done Right

A chef takes back the holiday.

​CHEFSFEED, May 3, 2016



​​Lumpkin calls for cultural change to improve health

​New technological innovations in health care abound, John R. Lumpkin says, and the United States is on the cutting edge.

The Chautauquan Daily, ​August 22, 2014


All the World's a Stage

The inspirations and mechanics behind the dining formats so ubiquitous we've come to expect them.

​CHEFSFEED, April 27, 2016

Berlin decodes Silicon Valley’s mythology, place in the West

Silicon Valley was metaphorized as early as 1963 with Wild West language of pioneering entrepreneurs — a Gold Rush of economic development, the breakdown of technological frontiers.

​The Chautauquan Daily, July 25, 2014

Matuto brings unique blend of Brazilian beats, Americana twang 

Named after a Brazilian slang word meaning “country bumpkin,” Matuto intoxicates listeners with its vibrant and refreshing musical cocktail.

The Chautauquan Daily,  ​July 27, 2014

Gonzales reveals history of surveillance, Guantanamo

Days after the release of a cache of NSA data collected on American citizens, former U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzales defends the U.S. government's surveillance activities since 9/11. 

​The Chautauquan Daily, July 11, 2014


Off the Clock — Matthew Accarrino on Cycling

​Thoughts from the chef who probably rides more in a week than you have in like, a year.

​CHEFSFEED, April 19, 2016