Tag Archives: culture

A Tale of Two Portlands

Flannel shirts and hipster chic unite them both, but there’s a continent between them. TL;DR: Maine > Oregon.

The Vulgar Pleasure of 1970s Food Photography

In a fascinating series of articles over at The Foodie Bugle, food photographer Helen Grace Ventura Thompson describes how food photography has changed over the decades. In the 1950s, she writes, “the pictures looked as though they were taken from the top of a ladder, six or eight feet away.” Beginning in the 1960s, higher-end […]

I Found the Soul of Switzerland in a McDonald’s McGruyère

Because sometimes a sandwich isn’t just a sandwich. The trip from Zurich to Zermatt lasts three hours by train and climbs four thousand feet. It takes you from within twenty miles of the German border to within five miles of the Italian, though you wouldn’t know it by the rösti – a dish so ubiquitous […]