The Last Word
The Story of Five Great American Cocktails
Through an investigation of the cultural milieus that inspired the rise, fall and rediscovery of the cocktail, and including interviews with the mixologists, historians and enthusiasts that helped repopularize these drinks, The Last Word: The Story of Five Great American Cocktails will use five quintessential drinks as a lens to examine the cultural phenomena that led to the invention, popularization, ebb and rediscovery of cocktails as an American art form.
A Higher Calling
Hallucinogens, Volunteerism, and Service to the Church
In the 1940s and 1950s, young men and women from peace churches across the United States voluntarily participated in studies on the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on the mind. The tests could be painful, terrifying, or enlightening. No matter the effects, these volunteers were all there for the same reason: to serve God and the church. A Higher Calling: Hallucinogens, Volunteerism, and Service to the Church, seeks to tell their incredible stories.
Whether it’s cheese or bread, beer or chocolate, much of the food we take in is transformed by one key process: fermentation. In many cases, before we eat or drink, tiny animals have already been nibbling our foods, fundamentally changing their nature and chemical composition. It’s a magical process, and Fermentation aims to capture the science and art of fermented food and drink.