In Defense of Pink Slime

Back in 2012 many Americans were horrified to learn that their ground beef contained "pink slime." It's in our burgers! They're feeding it to our kids! The public outcry led many retailers to drop the beef additive from its products. But today, pink slime is slowly making its way back into our cheeseburgers and tacos.… » 5/29/14 2:12pm 5/29/14 2:12pm

When Vegetarians Tried To Build A Utopia of Octagonal Houses in Kansas

If you begin looking into the history of vegetarianism, you'll find that Kansas pops up over and over again. The state was once the planned site for a particularly striking vegetarian utopia: Octagon City. Its strict geometric plan was a grand, city-scale expression of a mid-18th century fad for octagon houses. » 4/18/14 3:40pm 4/18/14 3:40pm