Eddie Huang and Food as Cultural Expression


I’m not much of a foodie. I haven’t been to a lot of New York hot spots, nor could I name any celebrity chefs. Part of it is I hate waiting in lines, and the other part of it is I hardly ever leave my neighborhood to eat. Plus, good dining is quite literally an acquired taste, and my palate (and foodie vocabulary) is probably not so refined or evolved as to be able to truly appreciate (or praise) great food.
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Garry Trudeau’s take on “shmashmortion”

This past week, Garry Trudeau’s syndicated political comic strip Doonesbury pretty succinctly captures the GOP’s recent War on Women. Specifically, it references slut-shaming in the case of Sandra Fluke and a particularly noxious law in Texas. It’s so literal that it can hardly be called satire.
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