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The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, and other Magical Spaces

One of the most magical passages I've read recently comes from Carlos Ruiz Zafon's mystery "The Shadow of the Wind." Besides being a rather supernatural whodunit, the book is a love letter to books. Its Cemetery of Forgotten Books is a little-known shelter for books that have been, lost, forgotte...

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Tags: Carlos ruiz zafon, Imagination, Independent bookstore, Library
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Tom Vilsack and the Avatar of Healthy Eating

Read the hilarious--and mostly spot-on--post in Civil Eats today: Lying, Smoking, Drinking, Big Ag: Why The Disney-USDA Partnership For “Healthy Eating” Is A Dangerous Alliance. (I say mostly because there's an image of the President that I can't quite wrap my mind around). And this “policy” als...

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Tags: Children, Cravings, Food, Imagination, Kids, Marketing, School
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Imagining the Climate Impact of Fast Food

Funny that just the other day I posted that menus could go farther than just posting calorie counts by including the carbon impact of each entree. Grist posted about the disconnect between fast food and its global ramifications today in much more graphic terms: "Fast food chains are part of a va...

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Tags: Fast food, Imagination, Oil, Petroleum
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