Links for 12/2/11

A nice follow-up on the Occupy movement and democracy from Will Wilkinson.

As a minority within a minority, finding community as a black atheist can be difficult.

Will the FDA getting into the business of mandatory salt reductions?

Boston bans the use of e-cigarettes in bars and restaurants, despite the fact that they contain no tobacco.

Portland is home to some of the best Thai food in the country, but in many of the top restaurants one of the dishes you won’t find is pad Thai. That said, the pad Thai on the late night menu at Whiskey Soda Lounge is so good that’s it hardly worth going anywhere else for it.

Articles about “what your drink says about you” are usually pretty dumb, but David Wondrich’s contribution to the genre is an exception.

This 1943 cigar ad feels like it was designed by Ayn Rand.

Miracle fruit makes an appearance in the news again.