Arts & Life

1:31am

Wed September 26, 2012
The Salt

How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 6:35 pm

There's no industry standard size for food and drink portions, so it's hard to compare a Big Gulp with a McDonald's medium soda.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

When you go into a restaurant, you probably give some thought to whether you're ordering a small, regular or large sandwich.

That makes sense.With widening waistlines across the land, many of us want to make a health-conscious choice. But are we really getting a small portion when we order a small sandwich?

Well, that depends.

University of Michigan marketing professor Aradhna Krishna has studied how labels impact how much we eat. In one experiment, she gave people cookies that were labeled either medium or large, and then measured how much they ate.

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3:44pm

Tue September 25, 2012
Theater

A Broadway Mystery Worthy Of 'Rebecca'

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 5:39 pm

The original Vienna production of a new musical based on the novel Rebecca didn't fall prey to the woes plaguing a planned New York staging.
VBW

There's a new mystery on Broadway — one about the musical Rebecca, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel.

You can't see it yet on the New York stage. In fact, it hasn't even started rehearsals. That's because the production is short $4.5 million after one of its investors died before he could hand over the money.

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1:04pm

Tue September 25, 2012
The Salt

Meadmakers Bottle Taste Of Maine With Roots In South Africa

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 6:16 am

A bee gathers pollen from goldenrod, a wildflower that's popular with meadmakers, in Scarborough, Me.
Melissa Beuoy NPR

9:59am

Tue September 25, 2012
The Salt

Peanut Butter Recall Widens To Other Nut Butters After Salmonella Outbreak

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 6:56 am

Sunland Inc., which makes peanut butter for many national labels such as Trader Joe's and Target's Archer Farms, is recalling products suspected of containing salmonella.
Karen Sarraga iStockphoto.com

Is it 2008 all over again?

Late Friday, Trader Joe's announced a voluntary recall of its Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because it may have been contaminated with a rare strain of salmonella that's been making people sick.

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1:28am

Tue September 25, 2012
Fine Art

Print-Inspired Art: All The News That's Fit To Paint

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 10:00 am

Alfredo Ramos Martinez painted Head of a Nun, tempera on newspaper, in 1934.
Gerard Vuilleumier The Alfredo Ramos Martinez Research Project, Reproduced by Permission

The print newspaper industry may be struggling, but newsprint is alive and well on the walls of a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The show is called "Shock of the News" — and it examines a century's worth of interaction between artists and the journals of their day.

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