Category Archives: Dispatches From Academia

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sulfites But Still Won’t Believe Anyway

Hey kids! In light of the ongoing misinformation regarding the issue of sulfites in wine, I thought I’d repost this classic bit of TSS/HuffPost wisdom. You’re not allergic to sulfites. Well, probably not. For some reason the sulfite question has … Continue reading

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On Alienation and a Tragedy

Although I’m self conscious about adding yet another speculative voice to the discussion of the issues around the tragic UC Santa Barbara killings this week, I feel a need to comment on a few ideas that I think have been … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Rose The Riveting

it’s almost May, which means every single wine article written for the next several weeks must only be about pink wine. I don’t mind this, because I like pink wine very much. For this year’s annual pink wine article, I’d … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Five Fine Wines for Making Sexy Times

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s holiday celebrating several different early Christian martyrs, none of whom were particularly known for their conversation hearts, with the exception of their utterances of “ouch” shortly before being nailed to the cross and speared through. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: CrossFit Liquor Myths

I live in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Recently, the neighborhood has become the CrossFit and Coffee District. In addition to three premium coffee roasters and another half-dozen gourmet coffee shops in a five block radius of my … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Thanksgiving

So I was reading about the exact origins of our American Thanksgiving holiday, as I’m wont to do on a Tuesday afternoon while waiting to get my teeth cleaned, and found myself wholly enlightened. As much as we mythologize the … Continue reading

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Not About Wine: 12 Simple Rules for Being a Grown-Ass Man

In the course of human events, sometimes one wakes up in the afternoon and realizes that he is largely surrounded by man-children who have somehow managed to find gainful employment and, in rare cases, attract the attention of the opposite … Continue reading

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