Posts Tagged: food
It’s easy to forget just how fraught our culture’s relationship with food is, until you see example after example of “food horror” piled on top of each other like so many potato chips.
Which is to say that Future Shipwreck‘s supercut of negative depictions of food in the TV series Pretty Little Liars is strangely compelling and not a little disturbing....more
We all love to be hypnotized by the fashion on Mad Men (who knew cigarettes were such an all-purpose accessory?), but most of us aren’t eager to relive the ’60s. Yes, that has something to do with the rampant sexism, racism, and homophobia, but it’s also because of the food....more
Are you a fan of the Rumpus living in New York? Do you work in, or have ties to, the food industry, or maybe just some extra cash you’d like to give to some starving artists?
We’re looking to feed cast and crew while we shoot the Happy Baby movie, and donations of food or money for food would help us keep their bellies full....more
There’s an editorial on New Scientist reacting to a recently-published paper by a philosopher named Adam Shriver, in which he calls for the genetic modification of livestock animals so that they feel no pain. “I’m offering a solution where you could still eat meat but avoid animal suffering,” Shriver says....more
“Were I an aspiring farmer in search of fertile land to buy and plow, I would seriously consider moving to Detroit. There is open land, fertile soil, ample water, willing labor, and a desperate demand for decent food. And there is plenty of community will behind the idea of turning the capital of American industry into an agrarian paradise....more
“I think historically modern economics, capitalist economics, tends to erode moral categories… And this is where I think the right gets capitalism wrong. They kind of assume that there is a moral equivalence or moral valence to capitalism, but I tend to think that economics erodes all the kind of cultural taboos and inhibitions and values it comes into contact with.”...more
Obama moonlights as a food critic on Chicago’s WTTW. He plugs the Dixie Kitchen for its Southern Sampler (perfect, he says, for the indecisive),...more