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Weekly Roundup: Domestic Goddeses And Les Enfants Terribles Of The Kitchen

Five things that happened this week that everyone should read about.

BY WAYNE CHEONG | Jun 24, 2016 | Culture

1 | There’s a lot of talk about gun control in the US but let’s pull back a smidge and ask ourselves, who are the people who manufactures these weapons? Josh Harkinson (aided by Bryan Schatz and Dave Gilson) file this behind-the-scene report for Mother Jones.

2 | We’re in the second half of the year so that means… marathons. The steadying increase of marathons is an opportunity for a healthy lifestyle but how do you plan for it? How do you train for that Hello Kitty fun run? The New York Times’ Jen A Miller, who also wrote a book about running called, uh, Running: A Love Story, tells you how.

3 | Ah, Anthony Bourdain. The agent provocateur of food, the bad boy of the kitchen, the unofficial saint of Singapore food. He turned 60 recently so what better way to celebrate the man than to look back on his legacy. John Birdsall chronicles the life and times of Bourdain for First We Feast.

4 | The great outdoors provides an unharried experience of what nature can offer to us urbanites but for outdoor adventurers, the craw in their collective butts are the National Park and their regulations. So what do the slackliners, BASE jumpers and such do with this sort of rigidity? Grayson Schaffer from Outside tells us more.

5 | According to Emily Gould, writing for Eater, each era has a domestic goddess, these women who represent the harvest, of a bounteous reaping. For this era, Gould narrows it down to two women: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chrissy Teigen. We find out more in this Eater’s piece.