Carrots, The New Junk Food
Douglas McGray | Fast Company | 22 March 2011
Ad agency decides best way to increase carrot sales is to rebrand them as
junk food. Vending machines sell baby carrots in snack-sized bags. "They're
neon orange, they're crunchy, they're dippable, they're kind of addictive"
Hope And Despair In Beleaguered City
Helen O'Neill | AP | 20 March 2011
Report from Camden, NJ, so gritty you could break a tooth on it. "What good
can rise from this bleak urban landscape of dilapidated row houses, where
drug dealers sell brazenly on street corners and addicts rot in abandoned
A Data State Of Mind
Ulrike Reinhard | Think Quarterly | 21 March 2011
Interview with Hans Rosling, ex-public health official in Sweden, now the
world’s most famous statistician. Founder of Gapminder. Star of TED.
"Getting people used to talking with animated data is, to my mind, a
Does Limited War Ever Work?
Stephen Budiansky | Liberal Curmudgeon | 22 March 2011
"The more limited the political goals, the more conceivable it is that an
enemy will capitulate in the face of limited military pressure". But if you
want to overthrow the enemy regime, then you have to be ready for unlimited
CIA Psychologist's Notes Reveal True Purpose Behind Bush's Torture Program
Jason Leopold & Jeffrey Kaye | Truthout | 22 March 2011
Expose of US enhanced interrogation techniques. "The documents stand as the
first piece of hard evidence to surface in nine years that further explains
the psychological aspects of the Bush administration's torture program"
Does the Universe Need God?
Sean Carroll | Preposterous Universe | 21 March 2011
Thoughtful essay from forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Science &
Christianity. "How we think about other religious practices depends upon
whether our understanding of the world around us gives us a reason to
believe in God"
Today's FiveBooks Interview
Per Gahrton on =GEORGIA=
Politician talks about conflict and chaos in Georgia – and the strange and
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The River Cottage Cookbook
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