Jay Ducote with his award-winning Blackberry, Bourbon, Butt dish, a pork shoulder injected with honey and bourbon, and smoked for 12 hours. Ducote appreciates good food and drink, but says he sometimes overdoes it.
Yolanda Hilario and her younger teenage son, Noel, sit in their living room in South Central Los Angeles on Dec. 15. Hilario is trying to balance guidelines and independence for her two teenage boys.
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