Still Life with Ham, by Philippe Rousseau, c. 1870. The Metropolitian Museum of Art, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1982.


Volume IV, Number 3 | summer 2011


Food Chains

Tracing the world travels of tomato, pepper, and coffee.



At thirty-one ounces, the Trenta, a new drink size introduced by Starbucks in 2011, holds the same volume as the average capacity of the human stomach. 

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time.

- Luis Buñuel, 1983


LQ Podcast

#03 John Micklethwait

Lewis Lapham talks to John Micklethwait about rethinking the machinery of the state in the twenty-first century. More