Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Recent Reading

I have a back log of New Yorker's currently that has grown to an embarrassing length.  I'm picking my way through them though (this isn't like an overwhelming number of unreade entries in a feed reader where you can and should declare bankruptcy) and hoo boy was the March 18, 2013 issue a good one.

Jill Lepore took a hard and unsettling look at the US's legal history and behavior in the Guantanamo era (sorry, subscription only).

David Owen wrote about the Floridan aquifer and its sinkholes and springs and the rough go of it that the aquifer has had of late.  If you ever went on a glass bottom boat ride at Wakulla Springs treasure the memory (I know I will), the water isn't clear enough for them to bother running the glass bottom boats any longer (sorry, subscription only).

Jane Kramer did a great book review on Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson and took a look at the evolution of how we eat as humans.  This one is available for everyone to read, and read it you should.

The whole issue is worth looking at if you have it sitting around.

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