May 9 2011 issue
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No actually, I was asking a serious question, and then I got snarky--sorry, my bad. Seriously, those of you who have been reading The NYer for a long time, is this normally what they do? Obviously, from the tenor of these drawings, they have no use for Trump and they meant to mock him. Do they do this with other people as well--and by "this" I mean multiple mocking images of the same person dispersed throughout the magazine.
A much better place.
And it would still have the Bonwit Teller building. For the sin of destroying that building, he is damned for all eternity.
I know it's awful that great buildings get torn down -- I just got back from Sarasota where there is this giant hole still where the most amazing building, a hotel that was once as lavish and marvelous as anything, stood mouldering for decades and some clever wheeler-dealer finally got the edge and got the wrecking ball there. And now it's gone forever. Every time I drive by that place my blood pressure rises.
The thing is, though about the Trump type, a place as vital as NY is going to attract them. And live with the results. Good and bad, lots of both, really.
I love this idea -- btw of a thread per issue! It's brilliant!!!
Now all I have to do is catch up. But maybe I could start reading in a more timely way, nibbling at each end? (Maybe the cow will jump over the moon).
The article made an interesting point, that for some people, snacking has replaced eating meals. I thought about how we used to eat when we were kids in the 1950s. In our family we didn't snack. Period. We NEVER ate between meals, because snacking was something that would "spoil your dinner"--does anyone else have that tape running in their head, of Mom saying, "Don't eat that, you'll spoil your dinner"? Do moms even say that to their kids anymore? And will someone please tell me what the HECK vending machines are doing in the schools?
My Lord, this company is into everything: Tropicana, Gatorade, Quaker Oats, SoBe Lifewater, Naked smoothies. You can boycott Pepsi and Frito-Lay all day long, but chances are, even so, something you buy (and probably love eating) will be a PepsiCo product.
I found the discussion of the new kind of salt they're developing to be fascinating. The discussion of the robot fitted with human tastebuds was vaguely horrifying.
A couple of books that were mentioned: Food Politics by Marion Nestle, and Appetite for Profit, by Michael Simon.
The article made me want to resurrect my "whole foods" cookbooks from the 1970s.
Enough from me--bye for now.
Yes that Pepsico article is terrifying. Everything about it. I found myself looking at the Frito-Lay delivery truck unloading at the market with fascinated horror.......
We did have a 'tea-time' moment around four in the afternoon as dinner was rarely before 7:30. When parents had folks over for cocktails often you could raid a cheese and cracker tray or a bowl of nuts on the pretense of politely greeting people and passing the tray around but they didn't set out a lavish spread, just one or the other in moderation.
Agree %100 that the Acocella piece on Cather was terrific. I've only read the magazine piece, not the expanded book version, but it captured both Cather and the larger cultural moment about how careerists talk about literature.
I follow the New Yorker only sporadically and it seems that Acocella writes mainly about dance...but when she turns her hand to literature, she can definitely hit a home run.