November 18th, 2009

Food Fight

Her revolution started with taste. Back in 1971 when Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse, she wasn’t so much interested in becoming a restaurateur, as she was provoked to open a restaurant that would cater to her values. She wanted to feed the Berkeley revolutionaries and build a revolutionary meeting place that would, as she says, […]

June 19th, 2009

Food, Inc.

Celest taught me to believe in box office ratings. She makes the argument that box office profits on opening weekends make a big impact on what sort of films get produced and released, and she spends her movie money accordingly. Obviously, the power of the purse persuades the powerful in Hollywood to make movies audiences […]

I am not the only one to notice the symbiotic and highly profitable relationship between Big Food & Big Pharma, nor am I alone in diagnosing the tight grip they hold on chronic disease. I am a student of a small but growing few who have made it their lives’ work to advocate on behalf […]

October 24th, 2008

San Fran-Fucking-Cisco

I love San Francisco. I feel like I could live there. If I didn’t already live in the greatest city on the planet, a move might be imminent. As is, I give myself five years before the lure of The West is too profound to ignore. Ideally, I’d be bi-coastal. The thing is, I’ve never […]

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