Why I Yelled at the Kara Walker Exhibit
: "Anger shot up my body like a hot thermometer. Face flushed, I walked to the Mammy sphinx. Couples posed in front of it, smiling as others took their photos. So here it was, an artwork about how Black people’s pain was transformed into money was a tourist attraction for them... Something snapped... I yelled that this was our history and that many of us were angry and sad that it was a site of pornographic jokes." [more inside]
posted by flex
on Jul 2, 2014 -
An NPR interview
with the creator of a 75 foot long Mammy-Sphinx sculpture made entirely of sugar. Award-winning artist Kara Walker's latest work
challenges viewers to confront the relationships between American history, racism, slavery, and industrialization. Her exhibition is held in the soon-to-be-demolished, historic Domino Sugar Factory. (New Yorker article) [more inside]
posted by warm_planet
on May 16, 2014 -
Columbia students stuff Nutella in their pants to the tune of $1,000s a week.
(SLNYT) Last month one of Columbia’s undergraduate dining halls began serving Nutella every day, not just in crepes on weekends. The problem was that the Columbia students went through jars and jars of Nutella — at least 100 pounds a day. Apparently they were not just eating it in the dining hall. They were spiriting it away in soup containers and other receptacles, to be eaten later.
posted by grobstein
on Mar 7, 2013 -
Sugar's catalog has been remastered and reissued
: "Mould laid down the roots of modern indie rock in the ’80s with his band Hüsker Dü. The fiery dirty punk torch Hüsker Dü ignited was passed to Nirvana, among other newly anointed grunge bands that flamed bright in the early ’90s musical revolution. Nirvana then passed the torch right back to Mould who infused his new band, Sugar, with a grunge-inflected pop punk sound scarcely heard before 1992, the year that Copper Blue was initially unleashed on the public." [more inside]
posted by bardic
on Jul 24, 2012 -
"I always knew that Sugar was Cheryl, and that the anonymity was just a temporary experience, and it wasn’t going to be really who Sugar was in the end. I revealed myself to you. I only withheld one piece of pretty meaningless information: my name. But I showed myself to you." Dear Sugar
of The Rumpus is revealed to be author Cheryl Strayed. [more inside]
posted by mokin
on Feb 15, 2012 -
"Canyon Crest K9 Training Center owner, Ron Pace, saves the life of a boxer with CPR
(SLYT; 7.52) during a regular training session. During the session, the dog suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. Ron immediately applied CPR. Within a few minutes, the dog regained consciousness." [more inside]
posted by bwg
on Mar 13, 2011 -
Why Wal-Mart Is Making Our Health Its Problem
- "So what's behind the [healthier-eating] initiative
? In a word: scale. In a recent article in HBR
, Chris Meyer and I argued that we'll see companies taking more and more ownership of externalities they could ignore because of changing sensibilities and better sensors (meaning detection and reporting of impacts by third parties). But we also identified a third driver: the scale of modern business. Whereas in the past, a single grocer could not have much impact on society, in today's highly consolidated market, Wal-Mart touches a significant percentage of the nation's food intake. Once you reach a scale where your decisions have ramifications for millions, it is hard to pretend that the impacts, even as distant ripples, are not your problem."
posted by kliuless
on Jan 24, 2011 -
In 1989, Hollywood heavy metal band Rock Sugar was stranded on a desert island. For the last twenty years, the only music they had to listen to was the 80's pop CD collection of a 13 year old girl. And now, Rock Sugar has come home
. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 15, 2010 -
Sugar: The Bitter Truth.
Robert H. Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, discusses the biochemical properties of fructose and makes the case for why it should be considered, essentially, a poison. [Youtube, 1.5 hours] [more inside]
posted by knave
on Oct 8, 2009 -
Need to settle a dispute with a friend, but don't want to flip a coin? Try Diabetting
, a new way to settle decisions using the most-recently-updated blood sugar readings of a Type I diabetic web developer.
posted by Asparagirl
on May 13, 2009 -
Everybody knows that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is unhealthy, unnatural, and unappetizing. Or is it?
posted by Afroblanco
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has made a 3D printer that forms objects out of sugar.
posted by exogenous
on May 9, 2007 -
The art of sugar: flowers
, construction site
. In Britain
. In Mexico sugar skulls
are created to celebrate the Day of the Dead
is a Japanese candy craft
the art of Japanese confection.
posted by nickyskye
on Mar 11, 2007 -
Want the real "Real Thing", plenty of people know to look for the yellow cap and stock up on some passover
Coke. But unsanctioned by the corporation, Mexican Coke
is now showing up in the USA, in the old fashioned glass bottles.
posted by 445supermag
on Mar 19, 2006 -
Old Time Candy
- ready to say goodbye to your New Year's Resolution diet? Old time candy will sell you gift boxes based on decade! We looked for the nostalgic sweet stuff before, but here is another good collection.
posted by plinth
on Jan 29, 2004 -