Spiced: The Historical Impact of Medieval Desserts

Nathan Tashjy There is nothing in the gastronomic world that is more lustful than dessert.  It is the exclamation point of an evening out on the town and the self-prescribed elixir for a broken heart. Dessert is decadent, emphatic, and gratifying. The moment when sweet meets tongue is undefinable, as the world around you is completely lost.  But why is this the case? What ties … Continue reading Spiced: The Historical Impact of Medieval Desserts

Forgetting the Forever Wars

John Ramming Chappell Nearly two decades after 9/11, a consensus has emerged: the United States needs to end its forever wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. This month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), the sweeping legislation that authorized the War on Terror. Legislators have also proposed bills to repeal the 2002 … Continue reading Forgetting the Forever Wars