Nachos and Boston Review May/June 2014
Here’s 8 of 10 vegan lunches in a row. Granted, this is just about the same meal as Tacos and Bean Bowl (which you already saw in the rotation) except I pile the goodies on top of some tortilla chips. Some may not consider it a real distinction from the others, but it is enough of a change-up where I don’t feel like I’m eating the same thing every day. Plus it’s so yum!
So I just reviewed Boston Review back in November, but this new issue came in the mail and ended up on top of the list. So I’m reading it with lunch today. I was interested in the article “Is Get Out the Vote Bad for Democracy,” especially the question, “What if GOTV methods primarily mobilize citizens who are already well represented and fail to nudge the rest?” Great special section, too, on “Saving Privacy.” I saw a documentary recently about data aggregation companies and the mass amounts of raw information they are collecting, especially simply from location features on cellular phones. I don’t have panic about this yet, but this section helped me to understand more about why I might be wise to overract to that in the future. It was great to hear so many voices on the topic.
It’s great to read poems here too by GC Waldrep “The voice running/into the corn-//field, into the/cyst of the corn.” and Dara Wier “O coat in my closet that is not mine.” And Arthur Vogelsang, “There are an unexpected number of seashells in everybody’s house.”
I really enjoyed it, Boston Review. Keep up the great work!