Canned Soup and Cough Syrup: The Flavors of Food, According to Yelp
There’s nothing more captivating than the righteous indignation of an aggrieved restaurant Yelper. Like happy families, five-star reviews are all the same, packed with praise for “heavenly” flavors and “friendly” waitstaff. But scroll down further, past the tepid three- and four-stars, and suddenly each reviewer seems miserable in their own way.
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The Measure of a Nation

There’s a great scene in The Newsroom where a college student in the audience of a Q & A panel asks curmudgeonly TV news anchor Will McAvoy to give a reason why America is the greatest country in the world. After a few facetious half-answers about the New York Jets, the panel moderator coaxes McAvoy into a profanity-laced rant. Why is America the best? “It’s not,” McAvoy snaps. “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world.”

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