Holiday Recipe Roundup: Beyond Grape Salad

Saffron and Raisin Buns, known fondly in Sweden as Lussekatter buns. With the holidays comes the usual flurry of cooking and baking: delicious casseroles and breads, tasty cookies, pies, and other sweets, and grape salad. Okay, maybe not grape salad. (#GrapeGate anyone?) But in any event, we all have our favorite dishes that we love … More Holiday Recipe Roundup: Beyond Grape Salad

Goodbye, Marriage Bans. Hello, Duggars.

Two men in handshake during San Francisco Marriage March with banner,  “We all deserve the freedom to marry.”  Photo from Creative Commons. BY AMY L. STONEAssistant professor of sociology at Trinity University in San Antonio For about six months I’ve considered writing an update to Gay Rights at the Ballot Box, my book on the … More Goodbye, Marriage Bans. Hello, Duggars.

The continuing influence of the Mexico ’68 Olympics brand

Lance Wyman, designer, Mexico ’68 logo, 1968 BY LUIS M. CASTAÑEDAAssistant professor of art history at Syracuse University A recent analysis of financial data provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attempted to quantify how much the Olympic brand is worth today. The analysis, in many ways a problematic one, found it to be worth … More The continuing influence of the Mexico ’68 Olympics brand