Connect the dots, solve the riddles, uncover the conspiracies.
By: Colin Dickey
Notes on the Heron
In Near Wilds, Part Two
In Near Wilds, Part One
Why do so few images remain of some now-extinct species?
The Bible mentions the “wages of a dog” — what does that mean?
At the Edge of the Map — what do all those medieval monsters signify?
By: Tom Nealon
The rise and fall of the curly-leafed parsley garnish.
ALMONDS: NO JOY. They’ve always been a lie.
France’s militarized semiotic struggle against Mexico’s indigenous sauce.
By: Joshua Glenn
AD SALSA PER ASPERA: the secret history of salsa.
NEW MONEY. Showing that you know — making a display of your status, privilege, accomplishments.
A review of culinary illusions, and the douchebags who’ve pioneered them.