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Spam in space [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

You thought Lindsay Lohan and James Deen in The Canyons was crazy? Here's the similarly screwed up and slightly tragic making of a movie where generic grocery store mascots wage war on recognized national brands. "For us," [Director] Mr. Kasanoff told the press, "this is 'Casablanca.' " —Max Falkowtiz, New York Editor

Need to stave off hunger? Then head to Bad and Ugly of Retro Food, a blog dedicated to the "food photography and crazy cookbooks of yesteryear." Hello, Boston Beanie Ring, Molded Pork Loaf, Stuffed Lettuce Wedges, and so much more. It's all fascinatingly unappetizing. —Robyn Lee, AHT Editor/Chief Doodler

An ecologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used old menus to discover some of what's happened to Hawaii's fish population. I wonder what our menus will say about us in 100 years? Over-planting kale? —Carrie Vasios, Sweets Editor

The lede says it all: "Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at 8,000 feet, trying to figure out what foods astronauts might eat on Mars and during deep-space missions." Spam jambalaya, anyone? (No, seriously). —Jamie Feldmar, Managing Editor

Considering a career change? Here's an essay on what it's like to be a bartender in Antarctica.—Maggie Hoffman, Drinks and Senior Editor

This goes straight into the category of things I've always known but never wanted to admit to myself. So much for my cackles of glee as I ready my lobsters 'n' crabs. —Niki Achitoff-Gray, Associate Editor

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