Saturday, August 01, 2009

out of the kitchen and onto the couch

New Paltz my latest and hopefully for a loooong looong time place of residence.

Michael Pollen's article in the New York Times on food, cooking and television shows on the cooking of food is a must read. His books offer a pertinent analysis of what has become the food industry, and how we, as eater and ill-informed citizens are manipulated by them.

A scholar's attempt at preserving disappearing languages: One of the places where work like Tucker Child's will be preserved and acccessible to the public will be:, is set to start sharing data at summer’s end. “What we’re trading in with language documentation is a new genre of stuff which doesn’t have any publication channel.”

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