Grocery Store Sushi, You Never Let Me Down

In Underrated we review the ordinary rituals we build around food. Next up: dining on grocery store sushi. On long road trips growing up, one food headlined my family’s snack rotation: grocery store sushi. My mom stockpiled trays of it ahead of our departure—cucumber-avocado rolls, shrimp tempura—and periodically fed us from the passenger seat, mechanically twisting […]

US Congress averts government shutdown, passing $1.2 trillion bill

The US Congress early on Saturday overwhelmingly passed a $1.2 trillion budget bill, keeping the government funded through a fiscal year that began six months ago and sending it to President Joe Biden to sign into law and avert a partial shutdown. The vote on passage was 74-24. Key federal agencies including the departments […]