Kathleen Willcox

Beer, Sex, and Gods: Meet the Deities That Inspired These Brews

Beer, Sex, and Gods: Meet the Deities That Inspired These Brews

It may seem hard to believe, but back in the day, religion, baby making, and booze were a holy triumvirate. It’s tough for our brains to grasp, structured as they are by a Judeo-Christian and then a post-Enlightenment scientific worldview. We’re trained from toddlerhood to compartmentalize the state, religion, and sexual reproduction into silos that are never […]

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The Most Influential Bars in America

The Most Influential Bars in America

Think of the mind-boggling influence that bad friend in middle school had over you. Think of the mesmerizing power that celebrities pushing products on Instagram have on tweens. Ponder the ridiculous fashion trends that seem to arrive from nowhere and temporarily hypnotize us all into believing we are making bizarre, expensive product choices independently. The world of food […]

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All Cheese Should Be Washed With Beer

All Cheese Should Be Washed With Beer

Picking up a beer-brined cheese, examining, sniffing and then, finally, consuming it, is analogous to getting into a relationship with a firefighter or a stripper. Reality trumps visual and olfactory signifiers. Peer at any hunk of dairy aged in beer or cider, and one will generally find a round hunk of rather intimidatingly “serious”-looking cheese […]

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