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Photograph, by Claire Stewart, is of chefs Adrienne Jones and David Caban competing in the Kitchen Feud at the New York City College of Technology on April 25, 2013.

By Claire Stewart Review of The Cultivation of Taste: Chefs and the Organization of Fine Dining by Christel Lane (Oxford University Press, 2014)     The Cultivation of Taste: Chefs and the Organization of Fine Dining is a dogged endeavor to categorize and analyze the world of Michelin-starred restaurants and the chefs who run them. […]

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The Evolution of Dinner By Claire Stewart A review of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal by Abigail Carroll (Basic Books, 2013) [click for pdf]   Food historian Abigail Carroll’s debut book, Three Squares: the Invention of the American Meal, explores the historical reasons why we eat what we do, and when. Combing […]

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We Are Also What We Eat With By Claire Stewart A review of Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson (Basic Books, 2012) Bee Wilson’s Consider the Fork is more than just a pretty book (and it is indeed a pretty book). It is more than just another […]

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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February 3, 2018

This is, clearly, a continuing story. In an online article in a new UK magazine, The Amorist, computer science professor Kate Devlin urges that sex bots (and digital assistants, like Siri) shouldn't just be "gynoids"; we should have access to "androids" as well. And then there is my personal experience of drawing from the nude. Increasingly, I find or realize, that breasts now often -- and unfortunately! -- are coming in just one, too-perfect shape. (In the augmentation industry it's called "round," and I believe the most popular fill is on the order of 400ccs.) Are we finding that the simples...

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Gun. Pour ses explorations des traductions, vers le français, de la poésie, voir, par example, Translating Dickinson, Poetry as Conversation, et Dylan, Nobel, Paris, Chimes Flashing. Some readers may also find of […]

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Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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July 25, 2017

[…] Sex, Politics—is due out in 2017. His previous, Emily-Dickinson-related, multilingual writing: Translating Dickinson (into French) and Dickinson — Sex, Spanish, Stew. Some readers might also be interested in Beyond […]

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