Quickies: Religious Language and Diets, Goodbye to Samantha Bee, and Redface in Adam Sandler’s Movie
- Purity Through Food: How Religious Ideas Sell Diets – “Levinovitz recounts a confrontation at a farmer’s market, where he asked a vendor whether her juice was processed. She impressed upon him that processing fruit into juice doesn’t result in processed food, that only corporations are capable of making processed food.”
- Why the CVS Burned – The rioting in Baltimore wasn’t hooliganism. It was a protest against the depredations of the ghetto economy.
- Adam Sandler movie put actors in redface: “I’m full-blooded Navajo and they bronzed me” – “From characters with names like ‘Beaver Breath’ to allegations of redface, we’re not looking forward to what we find out about this project next.”
- Beyond Hashtag Activism – “A new generation of civil-rights leaders is leading the movement that first coalesced after the shooting of Michael Brown, and taking to the streets to press its cause.”
- How One Photographer Captured a Changing New York City Over 50 Years – I love pictures of cities, and I love pictures of the past, so I am all about this photo collection.
- “Who talks about dry vaginas?”: Why “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman is passionate about sex after midlife on her new show – ““Grace and Frankie” stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as two yin-and-yang women whose husbands (played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen) come out as gay lovers in their sixties. Unlike the aggressively heteronormative, joke-a-minute “Friends, ”Grace and Frankie” is a single-camera, genre-blurring comedy dealing with the experiences of queer sexuality and the experiences of older woman.”
- ‘Into The Wild’ Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery – “The journal entry, referencing the seeds of the Eskimo potato plant, has nagged Krakauer enough to inspire a series of hypotheses about the toxicity of the said seeds, a protracted debate with Alaskan chemists and multiple book revisions.”
- Farewell, Samantha Bee: From “Proud Vagina American” to mocking Sarah Palin, here are 12 unforgettable moments from the most senior “Daily Show” correspondent – Bookmark this for when you need a laugh.