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Zeitgeist of Beer

So when we think of the cultural theme of an era, we think of things like popularity, trends, inventions, and revolutions. Beer is an ageless almost timeless object, and it rarely comes into the realm of Zeitgeist. But because it […]

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Zeitgeist of Beer

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So when we think of the cultural theme of an era, we think of things like popularity, trends, inventions, and revolutions. Beer is an ageless almost timeless object, and it rarely comes into the realm of Zeitgeist. But because it […]

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Cioppino: An American original from San Francisco, Christmas Eve tradition

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Torture is wrong: Period

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Hedy Lamarr: Mother of Invention

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