Month: August 2013

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Of all of the ideas out there that are potentially worth discussing, the Washington Post thinks that this is one of them: As protesters decry the leniency of Rambold’s sentence — he will spend 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who committed suicide at age 16 — I find […]

The Ramen Century

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On August 30, 2013

We live in an era of ramen. That palm oil is central to ramen makes me sad because I’ve seen Malaysian jungle turned into palm monocultures and it is incredibly depressing. But not if you are po

I was looking for a recipe for red-cooked pork and this blog was the first search result that popped up. I used the recipe, yes, but I kept clicking and reading. The site is great fun–all the entries are well-written, friendly, fun and really, really informative. Whenever I read about the authentic cuisine of other […]

Seamus Heaney

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On August 30, 2013

R.I.P. My favorite is From The Frontier Of Writing: The tightness and the nilness round that space when the car stops in the road, the troops inspect its make and number and, as one bends his face tow

Optimism?

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On August 30, 2013

John Logan has five reasons you should be optimistic about unions this Labor Day. First, most Americans hold favorable views of unions. According to a June 2013 poll by the Pew Research Center, 51 per

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