We’ve lost our humanity, but at least sometimes we realize it.
Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire (2001), The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006), and In Defense of Food (2008), is a highbrow. I say so not because he’s a graduate of Bennington, Oxford, and Columbia who deftly translates complex subjects from co-evolution to “nutritionism” into journalism-ese, but because — despite his ever-increasing influence when it […]
Looking back on it all, from the vantage point of a couple months, it’s apparent that the Susan Boyle Phenomenon (SBP) had very little to do with poor Susan Boyle (SB) herself. Susan Boyle’s judges (supposedly) didn’t think she could sing. Their nonplussed reaction — whether sincere or calculated — to the very sight of […]