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Archive for December 5th, 2012

Pop Culture Periscope: New Food Shows

For my birthday a couple months ago, I went to a farm-to-table restaurant that served a dish called “Pulled pig face.” More recently, I found myself reading an article touting the sustainable virtues of hunting, and the hunter’s philosophy of respecting the animal. I support the humane treatment of farm animals and am as much of a fan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma as anyone, but there is some comedic disconnect in how we talk about caring for the animals we find so delicious — i.e., if you really, really respect your dog, you probably won’t eat its face. Just saying.


Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.

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