Karr on Culture

 

  Leaning toward fat

Rick Karr talks to the former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman about the tension between the USDA’s dueling mandates: promoting good nutrition and good farm policy.

  Video: Mixed signals: Why is the USDA promoting nutrition and pushing cheese?
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  Too early, too often

Blogger Matthew Yglesias on what’s wrong with the way America votes.

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  Facts all come with points of view

An NPR librarian considers all facts.

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  A new number one

What does it take to be the best university in the country — advantages or merit?

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  The last days of Cool Britannia?

Will steep cuts to arts funding leave British culture reeling — or help usher in a new age of creativity?

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  Clandestine cuisine

A look at “pop-up” restaurants, supper clubs, and other unusual ways of dining out in London.

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  Edinburgh gets festive

Edinburgh gets festive

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  Denied!

A followup on the World Cup’s lousy officiating — and what could be done about it.

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  Faster, higher, richer?

Will the 2012 Olympic Games improve life in London’s down-at-heel East End — or will the International Olympic Committee pocket the profits after Britain pays the bills?

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