THR Web Features   /   May 29, 2015

The Hedgehog’s Array: May 29, 2015

Noteworthy reads from the last week:

“ A Plea for Culinary Modernism,” Rachel Laudan

“As an historian I cannot accept the account of the past implied by Culinary Luddism, a past sharply divided between good and bad, between the sunny rural days of yore and the gray industrial present.”

“In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits,” Liz Alderman

“Inside virtual companies, workers rotate through payroll, accounting, advertising and other departments. They also receive virtual salaries to spend within the make-believe economy.”

“What are modern museums really for?,” William Cook

“Dunham Massey’s success shows there’s no need to bore the punters with the whole story. Visitors can find that online. Instead, museums need to find something, anything, no matter how small or incidental, that people can connect with.”

“Corpse Brides and Ghost Grooms: A Guide to Marrying the Dead,” Ella Morton

“So you want to marry a ghost.”

“Training Young Doctors: The Current Crisis,” Lara Goitein

“In the 1890s, Sir William Osler, now regarded as something of a demigod in American medicine, created at the Johns Hopkins Hospital a novel system for training physicians after graduation from medical school. It required young physicians to reside in the hospital full-time without pay, sometimes for years, to learn how to care for patients under the close supervision of senior physicians.”