The Future of the Future The future isn’t what it used to be. We need new futures.
Science fiction traditionally has had the task of providing us with alternative visions of the future. For the most part, it […]
The Versailles Boudoir Strong women rulers have always suffered violent attacks on their sexuality. To the Romans, Cleopatra was the lascivious “harlot queen,” a woman “whom her own slaves would grind.” In the […]
Palate or Palette?
1811: a French confectioner named Nicolas Appert publishes The Art of Preserving Animal and Vegetable Substances for Many Years. He discovers that if you boil your […]