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Like many people, I was stunned by the news last Friday night that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died.

I expected to see the tributes that poured in from across the United States, and even Canada and Europe.

She was an icon to girls and women, not just in America but elsewhere.

What I did not expect to see was the finger pointing at her, which started within hours of the announcement of her death.

Essentially, a number of people expressed unhappiness that RBG had not stepped down from the Supreme Court during the first years of the Obama Administration, when Democrats controlled the Senate. …

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Photo: W.W. Norton

Hooni Kim was looking forward to the spring of 2020.

His first cookbook was set for April, completing an eight-year effort that involved three separate drafts and two different co-authors.

He oversaw two bustling New York City restaurants, Hanjan and Danji. They are leaders in the city’s modern Korean food movement, respectively serving dishes tavern style and in tapas form.

Instead, this spring has been memorable in a way no one could have expected. Kim is dealing with the effects of COVID-19 on his businesses, as well as on his book.

The pandemic put a multi-city book tour on hold, caused him to cancel numerous appearances. …


Micheline Maynard

Journalist. Author. The Check blog on NPR and NYT alum

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