“First held in 1972, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is approximately as American as you would suspect it to be.” Have we reached a hot dogs-per-minute plateau in competitive eating? Rory Masterson explores dogs and data.
“In evolving with us for tens of thousands of years, maybe dogs became not just exemplars of happiness but, like humans, emotionally fragile creatures.” At Longreads, author Richard Gilbert paints a lighthearted portrait of Belle Krendl, his weird rescue dog.
“Airbnb owns no properties; Uber owns no cars; Pokémon Go is just some markers on a map. The politics is someone else’s problem.” A critique on Pokémon Go, the nonconsensual use of public and private space, and the flânerie of today’s augmented reality game players.
Rejected Princesses illustrates the stories of “women too awesome, awful, or offbeat for kids’ movies.” In this installment, learn about Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, her military career, and her friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Old Irish Prayer meets modern tech
I have always been enamored by the Angelus. It’s one of my favorite prayers, although I don’t pray it as often as I should. It is short, but so much is contained within it. It is also the history of the prayer that attracts me, and particularly the relevance the prayer had in Ireland, my […]
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On drawing food as an art — and an emotional process.