Archaeology: The milk revolution
When a single genetic mutation first let ancient Europeans drink milk, it set the stage for a continental upheaval.
In the National Geographic, Does Science Show What 12 Steps Know?
Data seem to support the 12-step program's benefits for addicts.
In the Paris Review, Amanda Fortini interviews Mary Karr and The Art of the Memoir
The Liars’ Club, Karr’s 1995 memoir of her Gothic childhood in a swampy East Texas oil-refining town, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, sold half a million copies, and made its forty-year-old author, who was then an obscure poet, a literary celebrity. …Five years later Karr published a second memoir, Cherry, which detailed her intellectual and sexual awakenings…. In Lit, Karr tackles her early adulthood and what she calls her journey “from black-belt sinner and lifelong agnostic to unlikely Catholic.” Taken together, Karr’s memoirs, written in a singular voice that combines poetic diction and Texas vernacular, form a trilogy that spans the thematic range of the genre: harrowing tale of childhood, coming-of-age story, conversion experience.
How McDonald’s conquered the world by becoming a defender of local cuisine. Anyone for a McCamembert?
At American Digest, Love Gone Missing
I've seen love go missing in a single, secret, brief and enraged glance on Christmas Day. I've heard love go missing months before the front door slammed. I've seen it go missing in me in a hundred silent moments where I did not speak my heart and in a hundred other moments when I spoke my heart falsely and far too quick. And the only thing I think I've learned about love gone missing is to let it go -- and I'm not even sure about that no matter how often it is repeated to me. Your milage, of course, may vary.
They all recognize one thing that really makes a life valuable: Relationships.
The Golden Age of Radio and how broadcasting came to be
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