We have learned to see that food is not a ghetto, it is a door. You can use food to talk about the environment. You can use food to talk about culture. You can use food to talk about politics.
—A fantastic conversation with Michael Pollan, author of the most important food politics book of the past half-century, whose most recent tome, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, is an absolute must-read. (via explore-blog)
(Source: , via explore-blog)
“I was always desired. But now I am valued. And that is a different thing, I find.”
—Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Here’s an even more in-depth breakdown of the 113th United States Congress from the Congressional Research Service.
Brilliant bus shelter ad for Mexico’s ANAR Foundation, which works to end child abuse, uses lenticular technology to display a message only children can see.
When viewed from an adult’s eye level, the image appears to be of a healthy child and the text reads: “Sometimes child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.”
When viewed upwards, from a child’s eye level, the face transforms into one with bruises and the text reads: “If somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you,” along with ANAR’s helpline number.
For more about Coke’s return to Myanmar, listen to Robert Smith’s story on Morning Edition.
Dear obese PhD applicants: if you didn’t have the willpower to stop eating carbs, you won’t have the willpower to do a dissertation #truth
The intelligent raptors appear to have their own simple language, and it turns out that it’s the language of love. “It’s somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it’s a tortoise having sex,” said Rydstrom. “It’s a mating tortoise! I recorded that at Marine World … the people there said, ‘Would you like to record these two tortoises that are mating?’ It sounded like a joke, because tortoises mating can take a long time. You’ve got to have plenty of time to sit around and watch and record them.
—a FASCINATING interview with Gary Rydstrom, the sound designer for Jurassic Park.
we have been watching this all week at work.