The kitchen at best is like a submarine or pirate group. It’s very high pressure, and a sense of humour is absolutely necessary.
— Anthony Bourdain, from ‘Artists We Lost in 2018, in Their Words’
(America’s) Farm policies have made low-nutritional commodities exceptionally cheap, providing the food industry with enormous incentive to market processed foods comprised mainly of refined grains and added sugars. In contrast, vegetables, whole fruits, legumes, nuts and high-quality proteins are much more expensive and, in “food deserts,” often unavailable.
—NYT: ‘Opinion | America’s Obesity Budget‘
Continue reading Land of the brave – fattening them to death
Even officials in India, a major power, struggled to get the company to listen. Indian pressure on Facebook, however, has dropped since the arrival of new government leaders who rose, in part, on a Hindu nationalist wave still prevalent on social media.
NYT: With Alex Jones, Facebook’s Worst Demons Abroad Begin to Come Home
“I think success is the best revenge — and silence, as a presence,” she said. “When I chose to change my future, my life, I was like, ‘Where’s the one place I can find silence?’”
—Lindsay Lohan, in this NYT post
I love that phrase – silence is the best presence. Few people realise the value of it. Even fewer achieve it. My best wishes to Lindsey.
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The main problem with white women, as many alt-right Asian fetishists have noted, is they’ve become too feminist. By contrast, Asian women are seen as naturally inclined to serve men sexually and are also thought of as slim, light-skinned and small, in adherence to Western norms of femininity.
Opinion | The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish
NYU Stern’s marketing professor Scott Galloway:
“How do you know an industry is right to be disrupted? It raises its prices faster than the inflation.”
The New York Times Needs Two Bold Moves – Monday Note, August 1, 2017 at 10:15AM