Like an unsettling seasoning, unsavory politics seems to be seeping into our food lately. Not even a month after Kraft kicked off an Oreo boycott, Chick-Fil-A's president Dan Brown owned up to his anti-gay stance ("guilty as charged"), igniting a firestorm of controversy.
And Mayor Menino, for one, isn't having any of it.
a town with a history loaded with heroes, legends and giants, paying
homage to each deserving demigod is a tall task. In that same town with a
horrendous history besmirched with racial conflicts and prejudice
practices, it is never to late for redemption. Such is Boston; a city
that can hold its head high on its heroes and hide its face from the
shame of yesteryear at the same time.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Boston City Hall PlazaPaul Pereira
Are you envious of
the mayor of City Hall -- either of them?Menino 's got a hard job. I'm not jealous of him. He's done
it for so long, I bet he's pretty good at it, whether people want to believe he
is or not.
Amanda Palmer = Stephen King?
Behold the Internet's latest triumph of cultural appropriation: I Write Like.
The website, founded by a 27-year-old Russian software programmer named
Dmitry Chestnykh, is basically every wanna-be literati's
morning-mirror-self-pep-talk session: Plug in a couple paragraphs of
your best wordsmithery, and I Write Like will tell you which esteemed
author your writing most resembles.