• Connor Gewirtz

    good enough to tweet

    on the increasing aestheticization of food

    April 25, 2019
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    The aestheticization of food is an inescapable reality. Every dish is an opportunity for photography, and many places cater to Instagram tastes before gastronomic ones. Twenty-somethings on their phones line up around cold city blocks for trendy no-reservation restaurants—the dings of Buzzfeed “Tasty” videos echoing out from their accumulated Facebook feeds.  Food has a long […]

    defending eurylochus

    life as a pure neutral

    February 15, 2019
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    There’s a bloke in the Odyssey named Eurylochus, one of Odysseus’ commanders. He leads an expedition to the home of the sorceress Circe, who gives the men wine and a magical meal that turns them all into pigs. All of them, that is, except Eurylochus, who, unlike the rest of the crew, has some sense […]

    raise a glass to susan yund

    an ode to the gcb

    December 6, 2018
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    Imagine trying to describe the White House without mentioning the president. Or giving a tour of the Sistine Chapel without talking about Michelangelo. Not only would you miss the big picture, but the underlying details also wouldn’t make sense. Without a president, the Oval Office would just be a small room in a big house. […]