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12 feminist authors who may not be on your college reading list – but should be Literature 

12 feminist authors who may not be on your college reading list – but should be

(OpenDemocracy) – These writers and their work span the globe and its history and would complement any degree. What would you add to this list? If you’re starting, or heading back to, college or university this month then hopefully whatever course you’re studying will include some key feminist texts on your syllabus. But there is more to feminist writing than Woolf and Wollstonecraft (as vital and needed as their work is). There are centuries of feminist texts, stretching across disciplines and around the world. In medieval France, Christine de Pizan – frustrated at male writers composing screeds damning women – wrote her Read More

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Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present Culture Food 

Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present

Mexico (GV) – Mexico City has gradually turned its back on traditional drinks and foods. With the arrival of large multinational commercial consortiums and fast-food chains that have branches in virtually every neighborhood in the city, the dishes and brews that grandparents and other ancestors consumed run the risk of falling into disuse or disappearing. Here we’ll take a look at two of the drinks that fall into this category. Tepache Tepache is a low-alcohol drink, similar to beer but sweet. Its current form has an intense amber color and is made primarily of fermented pineapple, sweetened with piloncillo (panela) and seasoned with cinnamon and Read More

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Delicious and Fruity Drinking Vinegars That Are Healthy, Too! Food 

Delicious and Fruity Drinking Vinegars That Are Healthy, Too!

World (Foodista) – Is drinking vinegar the new kombucha? OLITALIA, the Italian manufacturer of oils and vinegar, has recently come out with a new line of drinkable vinegars. Yes, vinegars you can drink, and they are delicious! Like kombucha, these beverages are a perfect balance between sweet and sour, and they’re good for you! They’re made from a blend of concentrated natural  grape juice, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, apple cider vinegar (which has numerous health benefits), and natural fruit juices (no added sugar). They’re rich in polyphenols (a powerful anti-oxidant that helps fight free radicals), they help support and improve your metabolism, Read More

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A Must-Have Summer Champagne Cocktail Recipe: The French 75 Food 

A Must-Have Summer Champagne Cocktail Recipe: The French 75

(Foodista) – When we travel to New Orleans we always stop in Arnaud’s French 75 Bar for a classic French 75 cocktail, a refreshing combination of Cognac and Champagne with a dash of sweetness and a splash of lemon juice. It’s a drink that cuts the heat and humidity and leaves you refreshed and feeling downright civilized. Arnaud’s is a classic New Orlean’s restaurant that has featured traditional Creole cuisine since 1918, and their vintage bar next-door is where you can enjoy a number of well-made classic cocktails such as the French 75, Sazerac, and Bastille Cup. Though not quite as hot Read More

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Chill Out: 8 Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes for Summer Food 

Chill Out: 8 Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes for Summer

Your Kitchen (Foodista) – When it seems like it can’t get any hotter the last thing you want to do is cook over a hot stove. Chill out this summer and make one (or all!) of these delicious cold soup recipes. Most of them require no cooking, just some slicing and dicing, and they are all nutritious and delicious! Pacific Northwest Crab Gazpacho Recipe Early July is when non-commercial crabbing season opens up here in Seattle, and nearly every weekend we’re out on the water with our pots and bait pulling up gorgeous Dungeness crab. Gazpacho, an easy Spanish tomato-based Read More

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Artful Insanity: Lauren Ruth Ward’s ‘Did I Offend You’ Music Video Featured Music 

Artful Insanity: Lauren Ruth Ward’s ‘Did I Offend You’ Music Video

Los Angeles (Girl Underground) – Coming up on the release of her first full length album, Well, Hell, Boston-turned-LA sweetheart Lauren Ruth Ward is going strong. After a spring and summer full of local shows and residencies, most of which took place in her Echo Park neighborhood, Ward is gearing up for a September release date, complete with an East LA release party. And if that’s not enough exciting news, she recently proposed to her girlfriend and fellow Los Angeles musician Laura Pergolizzi aka LP, and – spoiler alert – she said yes. One might say things are going well Read More

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Britain’s real female wrestler activists are better and badder than GLOW’s could ever be Entertainment 

Britain’s real female wrestler activists are better and badder than GLOW’s could ever be

United Kingdom (Conversation) – Professional wrestling is a man’s game – or at least that’s what you may be led to believe, thanks to popular favourites such as former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who made an easy transition from wrestling to super-stardom after appearing in a number of blockbuster films. The “masculine melodrama” presented by modern professional wrestling programmes such as WWE represents the epitome of masculinity, fighting in epic showdowns for a mostly male audience. Of course, there are female wrestlers – as there are female viewers – but WWE has in the past been criticised Read More

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The Evils Of Reading: A Short History of Literacy Education Featured Literature 

The Evils Of Reading: A Short History of Literacy

World (FEE) – It’s Peak Reading Season: too hot to go outside, too lethargic to do much inside, no holidays coming up for a while. Polls and anecdotes are probably telling you that reading is on the decline – people just don’t read like they used to! – but it turns out that depends on what demographic you’re looking at, and it’s a bit embarrassing for the old people shaking their heads over “kids these days.” The modern obsession with reading is just that: a modern obsession. If you’re looking at people over the age of 65, your thought is right. Read More

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The Mummy: what our obsession with ancient Egypt reveals Entertainment Featured 

The Mummy: what our obsession with ancient Egypt reveals

(Conversation) – With another version of The Mummy menacing cinemas, the “curse of the pharaohs” is back. Again. Hollywood’s determination to put marauding mummies in our sights suggests we still haven’t reached “peak curse”, almost a century after the sudden death of Lord Carnarvon made headlines. So why was the idea of ill-fated Egyptology so alluring in the 1920s, when Carnarvon and Howard Carter found Tutankhamun’s tomb – and why does it keep returning to haunt us? One answer is that our obsessions are never really about the ancient past. They arise from the perspective people develop at a Read More

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Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them? Featured Food Science and Nature 

Transgenic Fish Are Ready For Us, But Are We Ready For Them?

North America (Ensia) – After decades of regulatory and legal challenges, AquaBounty aims to bring genetically engineered salmon to U.S. and Canadian markets next year. On a hill above the cold waters around Prince Edward Island, technicians painstakingly create fertilized Atlantic salmon eggs that include growth-enhancing DNA from two other fish species. The eggs will be shipped to tanks in the high rainforest of Panama, where they will produce fish that mature far more quickly than normal farmed salmon. More than 20 years after first seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, AquaBounty Technologies of Maynard, Massachusetts, plans Read More

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