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Holy Fizz: Rethinking the Role of Coca-Cola in Rural Mexico

1906: “Great National Temperance Beverage” 1937: “America’s Favorite Moment” 1945: “ A Passport to Refreshment” 1948: “ Where There’s A Coke There’s Hospitality” 1955: “Americans Prefer Taste” 1958: “Refreshment the Whole World Prefers” 1975: “Look Up America” 1985: “America’s Real …

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Twitter and the End of Historiography

On April 14, 2010, the Library of Congress announced on their blog that they would be archiving “every public tweet, ever, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006.” In


POSITION: OCEAN > SPACE Badass. That’s the ocean. Everything about it—its direct beauty, its intense and original perfume, its physical and spiritual power to move, the way it crashes and cradles, its unbridled

Vote for ____ in 2012

Much to my surprise, I agree with something Tom Friedman wrote in his weekly new york times col- umn from September 29 (“Where Did ‘We’ Go?”). As much as I usually


Things, historically speaking, go badly when only one person is allowed to have an opinion. It’s how dictators happen, and hugo Chavez’s variety tV show. Ask any Fukuyama


Tina Fey is everywhere these days: writing and starring in television's best comedy, almost singlehandedly taking down Palin last fall (and momentarily reviving SNL). She even starred in

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