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Sandwiches of the 1920s

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On November 17, 2022
A friend sent this list of sandwiches from the 1928 book Seven Hundred Sandwiches to me. Which shall we eat for lunch? Sardolive Sandwich“Mix equal parts of sardines, chopped olives and hard-boiled egg yolks and season highly with lemon juice, salt and paprika.” (p. 63) Tutti Fruitti Sandwich“1/4 cup dates, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup […]

Gerson

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On November 17, 2022

Someone is off to a special circle of Hell made for the people who create stereotypes of other countries in order to promote a holy crusade against nations the U.S. doesn’t like politically. Mic

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I’m reading Emily Remus’ 2019 book A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown. One of the chapters discusses the late 19th century effort to ban ridiculously large hats from theaters. Remus put this in context of theaters once being a male space but women–and especially upper […]
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Climate Backsliding

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On November 16, 2022
Tell me how this is going to work out well for humans again? At last year’s global climate talks in Glasgow, world leaders, scientists and chief executives rallied around a call to “keep 1.5 alive.” The mantra was in reference to an aspirational goal that every government endorsed in the 2015 Paris climate agreement: try […]
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