Pin It

For Your Consideration 

Modern Farmer, My Last Days and @HuffPoSpoilers

click to enlarge art19336.jpg


If you’ve ever imagined yourself as a green-thumbed animal whisperer, living a simpler, bucolic life, eschewing Monsanto and Tyson, cultivating your backyard and raising a brood of cage-free hens without giving up your urban homestead, Modern Farmer can help you get started. The new magazine, which hit newsstands in April, fills a niche for the eco-friendly and fashionable gastronomiques among us — or at least, the aspirational ones. The glossy and its website cover the local food movement through an international lens with a sometimes alarmist slant. Who knew that a common farm fertilizer was often used in meth manufacturing or that run-off from Greek yogurt production kills thousands of fish each year?

click to enlarge soul.jpg


There’s a YouTube video taking over my Facebook newsfeed: It shows a young man dying from a rare bone cancer. His family and loved ones make his final days on Earth his best ones: His dad rents his son’s favorite car and the young man cruises down the freeway. Celebrities like Ed Helms and Rachel Bilson even make cameos (but I won’t give everything away). This is the true story of Zach Sobiech, a Minnesotan who died at the age 18 of osteosarcoma last week. Actor Rainn Wilson’s media company SoulPancake released the 22-minute YouTube documentary after his death, the most recent video from SoulPancake’s “My Last Days” web series, a collection of mini-docs that tell stories of real people with incurable illnesses.

click to enlarge huff.jpg


Is there ANYTHING that grosses Ke$ha out? Wait, how old is Ginger Spice? Is this the worst movie idea ever? George Lopez stole what from George W. Bush? You’ll never believe what’s going on with Jennifer Aniston’s wedding! Rihanna wants to make out with which female pop star? If like me, you are one of Huffington Post’s three million Twitter followers daily subjected to its evil viral marketing tactics, there is an antidote: @HuffPoSpoilers takes the website’s most inane, click-baity tweets and answers the pressing questions you’re too busy and/or ashamed to find the answer to. (Rihanna, by the way, would share a kiss with Miley Cyrus, and yes, Angry Birds is probably the worst movie idea this century.)

  • Pin It

Speaking of For Your Consideration

Latest in Arts & Culture

  • Mind Games
  • Mind Games

    The Inland Northwest is home to a sizable and highly competitive community of Magic: The Gathering players
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • Kennel Club Cribs
  • Kennel Club Cribs

    What it's like to spend a night in the cold just to get a good seat for the Zags game
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • Mosey On In, You're Part of History
  • Mosey On In, You're Part of History

    Distilled: A shot of life
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Northwest Bach Festival

Northwest Bach Festival @ Spokane

Through March 8

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Deanna Pan

Most Commented On

  • Trapped by Debt

    Reflecting on the financial — and emotional — toll of student loans
    • Feb 11, 2015
  • The Food Guru

    The timing couldn't be better for food expert Alton Brown to check out Spokane's dining scene
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • More »

© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation