social capital Archive

Food Porn and Obesity

The proliferation of TV cooking shows, food travel diaries, competitive chef-ing, food documentaries and reality cook-offs poses questions beyond the relative cost of TV production. Throw in food blogs and tiresome café conversations about diets, nutrition and weight loss and it is clear the most unhealthy aspect of modern food is the way it is corroding our culture, not our digestive tracts.

Chuggers Offer Their Hand, Take Social Capital

Chuggers – charity muggers – have exploded across our footpaths these last few years. Not literally, though on occasion had that happened it would have elicited cheers from a harried sidewalk population. This is an especial issue for those of us in the inner city, where the combination of backpackers, greenies and the muso underclass […]

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