Michael Pollan says we all need to be green even if our peers aren’t. These gardeners in LA do it guerrilla style, showing you how to do it in an urban environment. And my buddy Matt writes in the LA Weekly why cities, LA specifically, need more parks.
I didn’t technically read this book; I listened to the audiobook, but I think that counts.
If you care about food at all – that is to say, if you eat – you need to read this book. The structure is what pulls you in: Pollan turns the lens of investigative journalism on four meals, tracing them all the way from the patch of ground they grew in to the plate they end up on. What it turns into, though, is a polemic against the compromises and dangers of the “industrial food chain,” and this is something that every consumer needs to be educated about. He even describes an alternative, in the ingenious Polyface Farm.
The Omnivore’s Dilemmamay not change your mind completely, but you’ll never look at corn the same way again.
I canâ€™t remember where I got most of these links and every day I put this off, the links become less relevant, no citations, so… deal. Like last time, there’s a pretty good chance the links come by way of Freakonomics, Boing Boing, kottke.org, and various and sundry other wonderful websites.
- We’re setting the clocks forward about a month earlier. This is going to mess up a lot of people.
- There probably won’t be a lot of YouTube videos on these posts. Well maybe once in a while. But this one is very cool!
- I’ve started to become obsessed with costs and prices. This coffee shop lets you pay what you want. And what if it cost more to drive during rush-hour?
- The East German secret police kept files on EVERYONE. When the wall came down they made the decision to open up most of their files. This guy read his.
- Everyone loves David Foster Wallace, but not everyone subscribes to the New Yorker.
- Michael Pollan wants you to stop eating junk food.
- This guy was a hacker who then went to work for the FBI.
- Now it’s going to get political
- This is how the GOP “Supports the troops”, fucking hypocrites. Most of these links are from AMERICAblog, which has been kicking ass on this issue since Sunday. Aiding the enemy, my ass.
- Germs don’t support the troops either.
- Everyone loves David Sedaris, but not everyone subscribes to the New Yorker.
- All politics is local especially when the Gangster Disciples run for office.
- Better than Mosaicer?
- Three part story of a foreigner in a Japanese jail.
- This will make you feel stupid, but it will help you remember how many days are in each month.
- And finally, another long Vanity Fair article I didn’t read yet.