Jonathan Safran Foer

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    February 28, 2013

    Nathan Englander on the distinction between Jewish writers and Jews who write

    On the phone, author Nathan Englander reminds me of young boys I sat across from at the Passover Seder table as a child; as if hyped up on one sip too many of the mild Manischewitz, he talks and talks, building invisible and fantastical windmills in the air before him. His stories are much like that ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    December 15, 2011
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    September 30, 2011

    Thirteen hottest vegetarians, in honor of Hug a Vegetarian Day

    Flickr photo​As if vegetarians don't get enough kudos for being greener and more animal-friendly than their meat-eating counterparts, now they get rewarded with hugs. And who doesn't love a hug? Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day, according to PETA2. And since we've been slaving away in our cubic ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Dolphin Punching, Moonwalking and Comics this week on our new release picks, March 1

    ​If you're one of those weirdoes that do your taxes straight away at the end of January, then chances are you've got a big old government check burning a whole in your pocket right now. Thankfully, we've got plenty of stuff for you to spend your money on. If you've got a bad memory, if you're ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Einstein's is liberating its chickens -- or maybe it's not

    ​The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, which owns several bagel and coffee chains, including Einstein Bros, recently announced that it will start using cage-free eggs in its stores. "We're proud to be launching this initiative and believe that moving in this direction will help improve the tre ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Top 20 worst food trends of the decade

    ​I love the restaurant industry for so many different reasons. I love it because it is the last great American meritocracy, where nothing matters but what you can do on the job and where hard work, smarts and stamina are truly rewarded. I love it because it provides a creative outlet for so ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    WSPA: Eat cruel-free meat before you ruin the rest of your holiday meal

    Vegan ham. This should be banned like tainted infant formula.​There's been a lot of discussion around here lately about all things vegan, vegetarian, cruel-free, meat-free and humane. Last week, for example, Sarah, a former vegetarian, went back to eating meat, which, of course, led to a full ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Ask The Critic: What's on your bookshelf?

    ​ I tore through Jonathan Safran Foer's book, Eating Animals, and then sat back and watched the weak-willed and easily influenced suddenly declare their vegetarian sovereignty with a blood-streaked smile on my face and a bloody rare cheeseburger in my hand. Novella Carpenter's Farm City was ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Ask the Critic: Going green, doing (and eating) good

    ​I spent the weekend in Austin, much of it arguing the politics of food with very intelligent writers who fall everywhere along the eating spectrum -- from Jonathan Safran Foer, who is a born-again vegetarian, and James McWilliams, who also goes the green route, to Novella Carpenter, who raise ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Cook's Shelf: Eating Animals

    The cover is green for a reason​ Reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma fucked me up good. It changed the way I looked at food forever and seriously altered the way I actually ate. Considering that eating is my vocation, this was no small thing. I have never looked at an ear of corn ... More >>

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    The Year in Film

    From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.

  • Film

    October 6, 2005

    Something Missing

    Liev Schreiber adapts a best-selling novel, without the best results.

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    September 22, 2005

    Something Is Missing

    Liev Schreiber adapts a best-selling novel, without the best results.