The 10.3.21 Issue


  1. Photo
    CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times

    When Dasani Left Home

    What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?

    By Andrea Elliott and

  1. Eat

    Crispy chickpea pancakes with roasted mushroom salad.
    CreditRyan Liebe for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Sophia Pappas.

    A Perfect Pancake for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

    Chickpea pancakes, rich with olive oil, are topped with radicchio and roasted mushrooms.


  1. Tip

    CreditIllustration by Radio

    How to Fill a Pothole

    Choose an off-peak traffic hour. Fill it up slightly higher than the road surface to avoid sag.


  2. Poem

    CreditIllustration by R. O. Blechman

    Poem: Postlude

    A bounty of clarity in the poetry of Rita Dove.

    By Rita Dove and

  3. Judge John Hodgman

    CreditIllustration by Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy

    Judge John Hodgman on Birthday Traditions

    A mother tries to impose her iron will of well-wishing on her adult daughter.