You’re probably making incorrect assumptions about your opposing political party

Arthur C. Brooks in de Washington Post: People who consume news media “most of the time” are almost three times as inaccurate in their understanding of others’ views as those who consume news “only now and then,” the study found. This is almost certainly a function of partisans’ compulsive consumption of media sources that support […]

The rise and fall of French cuisine

Wendell Steavenson in The Guardian: I remember having an argument with my French boyfriend because I suggested marinating the chicken for dinner in yoghurt and cumin. Boyfriend threw up his arms in alarm. “But isn’t the point to taste the chicken?” Furious and foreign, I replied: “No! It’s just the opposite! Cooking is about messing […]

Solid Trumpism

Ronald Aronson in de Boston Review: An African American man becomes elected, and the battle cry becomes “Take America back!” Hispanic immigrants become more visible, and the battle cry becomes “Build the wall!” A Muslim-American congresswoman criticizes the president, and the battle cry becomes “Send her back!” As Mutz explains, “It is not racism of […]

This Is the Beginning of the End of the Beef Industry

Rowan Jacobsen in Outside: Most offerings made with Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are about a buck a burger more expensive. But it’s inherently cheaper to make a burger directly out of plants than it is to feed those plants to an animal first. Beef is currently cheaper because of scale. Big food companies can […]

Inside the Members-Only Eating Clubs of San Sebastián

Christopher Bagley: The boisterous Basque restaurant of your dreams isn’t a restaurant at all, but one of San Sebastián’s fabled sociedades gastronómicas, members-only social clubs whose existence revolves entirely around food. In a town where cooking and eating seem to be the raisons d’être for just about everything, from the three-star restaurants to the napkins-on-the-floor […]

10 jaar Tech45

U komt toch ook? (Even gratis tickets bestellen.) Tech45 bestaat 10 jaar en dat vieren we op zaterdag 7 september bij Flow Pilots op de Rooseveltplaats in Antwerpen. Iedereen is welkom vanaf 15u30. Om 17u00 starten we de opname van een speciale ‘Tech45 wordt 10’-aflevering. Afsluiten doen we aan de bar waar we samen het […]

Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump

Wanneer de kardinalen van Washington Cathedral een natie een geweten moeten proberen schoppen… Make no mistake about it, words matter. And, Mr. Trump’s words are dangerous. These words are more than a “dog-whistle.” When such violent dehumanizing words come from the President of the United States, they are a clarion call, and give cover, to […]