Jill Richardson

08/15/2016 - 11:00am

    I just got back from hiking 95 miles in the Sierras. (Yes, just like that Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, only far fewer miles.)

    I returned from my trip with something eating at me. Backpackers are supposed to “Leave No Trace.” It’s not just...

04/16/2016 - 2:00pm

    This spring, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been the site of several heinous acts of racism: An Asian student was spat on and a black student received a note with obscenities and racial slurs slipped under her door.

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04/10/2016 - 10:00am

    As Americans prepare to meet this year’s April 18 deadline to file our taxes, there’s talk of taxes across the Pond, too.

    Great Britain just passed a tax on sugary drinks. Unlike similar measures...

04/03/2016 - 1:00pm

    If you’ve read any nutritional advice lately, you’ve probably encountered one hard-and-fast rule: Avoid processed foods.

    But what does “processed” mean?

    On one level, anything humans do to food —...

03/20/2016 - 9:00pm

    I’m sick of writing about labeling genetically engineered foods.

    I’m sick of it because there’s really one thing to say, and I’ve said it before: Americans have a right to know how...

03/13/2016 - 1:00pm

    Teflon, you might have heard, may cause cancer.

    The culprit was a toxic, now retired compound called PFOA. Also known as C8, the chemical became the subject of a major lawsuit accusing DuPont — the...

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