This Week’s Best Long Reads, From Halal Cart Culture to Lunchtime Drinking

July 11, 2015

A roundup of worthy weekend reading material.

How Did the Practice of Women Jumping out of Giant Cakes Start?
Today I Found Out

While this may not have been the first time a wealthy man had thought to have a girl jump out of some large food item, it certainly popularized the practice. After reading about it in the news, it didn’t take long for regular folks to think that their parties would be better with a woman inside some sort of baked good.

Comedy’s Sweet Weapon: The Cream Pie
New York Times

Those who have spent a…