food

Why Drugs Are a Metaphor for Some Foods, and Sex Is a Metaphor for Others
Exploring the language of Yelp reviews
September 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Why is sex a metaphor for some foods but drugs are a metaphor for others? The answers lie in Yelp reviews.

I Didn't Realize How Addicted My Kids Were to Sugar—Until I Took It Away
August 30, 2014

Here's what happened when I replaced sweets with veggies.

Horrifying Photos of China's Dog-Eating Festival—and the Activists Who Are Trying to Stop It
August 27, 2014

Warning: Some of these photos are upsetting. But some of them are inspiring, too.

Save the World: Buy This Weird Milk in a Box
Unrefrigerated milk is good enough for the French
August 14, 2014

Unrefrigerated milk is good enough for the French

The Bizarre Life (and Death) of "Mr. Organic"
J.I. Rodale, the godfather of the locavore trend, was a paranoid anti-vaxxer, too
August 08, 2014

When Jenny McCarthy rants against vaccines, she's following in Rodale's footsteps.

Office Snacks Are Bad For You
All those free goodies aren't just detrimental to the cleanliness of your keyboard
August 07, 2014

Step away from the candy bowl.

The Foodie 'Breastaurant'
How Twin Peaks out-hootered Hooters
June 11, 2014

It has boobs—and foodie appeal.

"How Au Courant I Am, Eating This Pig Face"
Why some foods become trendy, and others never take off
June 05, 2014

Cronuts, Arabica beans, and “I love bacon” bumper stickers—food trends are more about fashion than taste.    

That Viral Story About the Racist Ice Cream Song Is Wrong
May 16, 2014

A writer for NPR makes a bold argument—but without the necessary facts.

A Mutable Feast
If Bill Clinton and his doctors can't settle on a diet, what hope is there for the rest of us?
May 15, 2014

Even his doctors can't agree on what's healthy, so how are we supposed to figure it out?

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