Monday, January 14, 2008

recent reads

"God is in the details. But there are no details anymore." -- Donald Fagen of Steely Dan on current music production techniques geared towards an MP3-consuming audience. Quote in Robert Levine's "The Death of High Fidelity," in this month's Rolling Stone.

"As we cast our eye over the sheer effulgence of American food, there appears to be no limit to the type and number of food products for those who are motivated by taste, environmental concern, animal welfare, political correctness, or simple virtue." Mark Winne shows the class contours of fight for food in this country: runs an excerpt from his new book Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. Fortunately he offers answers beyond his indictments.

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