What if we looked at the human body as a landscape, and mapped its features using a cartographers eye? Thats what Dr. Gavin Francis does in his new book, Adventures in Human Being: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum (Basic Books, October 2015). On this episode of Modern Notion we dive into some of the case studies from Dr. Franciss book, from electro-shock therapy to vertigo.
Music this hour:
“Oceanica” by Avaren, from the album For Others’ Use
“Theme S” by Steve Combs andamp; Delta Is, from the album Themes (Vol. 1)
On todays episode of Modern Notion, we visit the salon in New York that originated Brazilian waxing. Jonice Padilha, one of the seven sisters behind Manhattans J Sisters salon, speaks to reporter Renee Gross about how the salon came up with the idea of taking it all off. From there, the trend...
Our guest on todays (new! improved! weekly!) Modern Notion is Gordon Edgar, the longtime cheesemonger at Rainbow Cooperative Grocery in San Francisco. Gordon turns his attention to a specific kind of cheese in his new book, Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of Americas Most Iconic Cheese (Chelsea...