2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Topics: Barack Obama
In the months since Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as president of the United States, the global financial crisis has overshadowed most other ideas about the new White House. But for veterans of the American civil rights movement, discussions of economics have become part of a previous conversation about what it means for the world’s wealthiest nation to have elected its first black leader. During the week of Obama’s inauguration ceremony, photographer Lauren Hermele met with several veterans of the U.S. civil rights movement and talked to them about the change of government. Hermele’s interviews, conducted with the assistance of two reporters, myself and Sandra C. Roa, uncovered a range of reactions to Obama’s arrival at a pivotal moment in world history. (Click “View a slide show” at right.)
– Marc Herman
Lauren Hermele is a freelance photographer based in New York City and Barcelona, Spain. She recently received a Fulbright grant to work on an upcoming photography project in Romania.More Lauren Hermele.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.