Category: foodandsociety

The Return of Veggie Heaven

Beloved Austin veggie institution Veggie Heaven is back, this time on West 5th Street. The space is fancier, the plates are fancier, there are “Star Wars” soy sauce dispensers, but it’s great to have...

Easter Is Coming…and Easter Candy!

This Easter holiday has something for everyone! There’s vegan Easter candy… The #vegan #Easterbunny came! A post shared by anna hanks (@annainaustin) on Apr 10, 2017 at 5:28pm PDT And cute chicks… A great...

“What happened at the New Wil’ins?”: Cultural and Historical (Re)Construction in Beyoncé’s “Formation” videos

I am proud to present an unusual take on Beyonce’s “Formation” video: an academic close-reading of the video by independent scholar and guest blogger Byron King: “What happened at the New Wil’ins?”: Cultural and...

Happy Labor Day

In America, we tend to forget that Labor Day is a celebration of the improvement in the standard work day, and we tend to think of it as the end of summer, a great...

Retail Therapy: It’s What’s For Dinner!

The last few months of my life have been stressful, and to cope with it, I’ve been doing a lot of retail therapy. Unlike a lot of people, I usually do it at the grocery store.

In years past, my cabinets were bare with hints of tumbleweed. The shelves were empty. I never went to the grocery store. I joked with my college roommates that I ought to buy some plastic play food so that the kitchen shelves didn’t look so empty!