Kim Severson

reporter, The New York Times

Kim Severson appears in the following:

The Rise Of Marijuana Gourmet Food

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As states across the country reconsider their marijuana policies, even gourmet chefs are cashing in on edibles.

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Violent Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest & South

Monday, April 28, 2014

Across the Midwest and South, violent tornadoes struck several states this weekend, killing at least 14 people and leaving vast areas of destruction.

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John Edwards Corruption Trial: Day 4 on the Stand for Former Aide Andrew Young

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today is the third day of the federal corruption trial of former Senator John Edwards, who is charged with violating campaign finance law. Edwards allegedly used money given to him by...

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Former Senator John Edwards' Campaign Finance Trial Begins

Monday, April 23, 2012

Former Senator John Edwards was once one of the country’s most promising politicians: a vice presidential nominee and presidential hopeful. But for the next six weeks, he will be a pr...

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Black Church Gains Ownership of Ku Klux Klan Shop

Friday, January 13, 2012

Last week — after a 15 year battle — Reverend Kennedy of Laurens, South Carolina made headlines when a judge declared his New Beginnings Baptist Church to be the rightful owner of "The Redneck Shop", a store that sold Ku Klux Klan and confederate memorabilia. One of the original owners had sold his portion of the store to Kennedy after falling on hard times and experiencing a religious reawakening.

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Was Mississippi Killing a Hate Crime?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The FBI, police and citizens of the city of Jackson, Missippi are debating whether the white teenagers who robbed and murdered James Craig Anderson, a black man, were motivated by racism. The case has prompted many to consider race relations in the state, and it's troubled history with race. The suspects' lawyers say it was just an act of teenage stupidity, but prosecutors say the killing was a premeditated racial killing. The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation into the case. Kim Severson has been reporting on the case for our partner, The New York Times.

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Spillway Opened, Small Town Residents Fear Flooding in La.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Morganza Spillway was all over the front pages this weekend. You probably saw a picture of it – the big wall of the levee with its gates open, spewing muddy Mississippi water at thousands of cubic feet per minute. The decision to open those floodgates has diverted the surge of the Mississippi, and probably saved Baton Rouge and New Orleans from flooding. But all that water has to go somewhere, and salvation downriver came at the expense of folks upriver. When the gates were opened, it set into motion a slow moving disaster; one that's arriving in the homes of the Cajun communities in the Atchafalaya Basin. 

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Alabama Tornado Spikes Homeless Population

Friday, May 13, 2011

Federal and state emergency officials in Alabama believe that the deadly tornadoes two weeks ago left as many as 10,000 residents homeless. In Tuscaloosa, the urban area hit hardest, people are scrambling for the few remaining apartments — and for low-income residents, affordable housing is almost impossible to find. Officials are concerned that many of the poor, working class and elderly residents could be homeless for good.

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Aftermath: Southerners Take Stock After Storms

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hundreds of people have been confirmed dead after devastating storms ripped through the south on Wednesday. Thousands of residents are without power, while they continue to look for survivors and dig out from the wreckage. A spokeswoman for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said yesterday that the death toll, which had reached 15 in the state, is fluid and is likely to rise. To get more of the news happening in the areas affected, we speak with Kim Severson of The New York Times, who is in Georgia. 

 

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'Spoon Fed:' Kim Severson on Food and Life

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For this week’s food segment, we sit down with our friend Kim Severson, food writer for our partner The New York Times, and star of such past Takeaway cooking segments as “The Girl Scout Cookie Smackdown” and “Food Writers Compete to Feed Six for Fifty Dollars.”

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A Girl Scout Cookie Smackdown

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today, we take our inspiration from the Girl Scouts. Across much of the country, Girl Scout cookie selling (and for some, eating) season is winding down. And if you’re like us, that means you’ve stockpiled boxes and boxes of Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, and Samoas.

Watch a video of the girl scout cookie smackdown!

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Thanksgiving Dinner Tips

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It’s Thanksgiving Day! We're talking turkey and all the fixins’ that go with it. What is the proper way to carve a turkey? What do you do if your guests show up late? And how can we ...

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Takeouts: T-Day Football, Turkey Tips

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks ahead to the day's football schedule and looks back at some memorable Thanksgiving football games. Turkey Takeout: New York Times food wr...

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Takeouts: First Family at Home, Climate Promises, Turkey Cooking

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Washington Takeout: Washington Examiner White House correspondent Julie Mason says that the first family's decision to stay home for the holidays has the Washington press corps on h...

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Making a User-Generated Grilled Cheese

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New York Times food writer Kim Severson tells us about a series of food sites that apply the wikipedia approach to recipes. Wikia, Foodista and others allow anyone to post and edit al...

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Old MacDonald Had An Intern

Monday, May 25, 2009

New York Times writer Kim Severson is reporting on a new trend among college students, no it's not the latest technological gadget or So You Think You Can Dance drinking game, it's......

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The sweet low down on fake sugar

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Are you singing about Splenda? Or nuts for Nutrisweet? Ecstastic for Equal? Slaphappy for Sweet 'N Low? Seems like everyone has an opinion on coffee shop sweeteners. Are you ready to ...

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Culinary smackdown: Food writers compete to feed six for fifty dollars

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Feed six people for fifty dollars? No problem. No problem that is until you realize what your competition is serving. When the New York Times asked two of their foo...

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Your food may be organic, but that doesn't mean it's safe

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Over the past few years a rash of food-related illnesses caused by everything from tomatoes to spinach to peanut butter has sparked nationwide concern over food safety. Convention...

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Your food may be organic, but that doesn't mean it's safe

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version (click "watch in high quality" for best quality). Over the past few years a rash of food-related illnesses caused by ev...
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