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.
Over the last two days, Salon’s Laura Miller has revealed her list of the most memorable fiction and nonfiction books of the year. (Her picks included Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom,” Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and Emma Donoghue’s “Room.”) But everybody has their own opinion, especially people who write for a living. That’s why we turned to 18 of our favorite writers — from McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers to “Unbroken” author Laura Hillenbrand and literary bad-boy Tao Lin — to find out their favorites.
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Katherine Don is a freelance writer in New York.More Katherine Don.
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.
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.