Forbidden snacks: How popcorn went from forbidden to the darling of cinema bottomlines

SNAPSHOT As popcorn’s wealth circulated, theaters realized they needed to sell concessions without the street vendors as the middleman. The theaters are selling popcorn, candy, and soda. Things are going great until World War II came around and the United States entered a sugar shortage. Sugar exporters were cut off Continue Reading

Songs, songs and more songs #2: SOAK, Dido, Beirut, Dodie, The Japanese House + Eurovision update

Life is a many-complicated thing. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s supposed to be “splendoured” but really sometimes, it doesn’t feel so much wondrous as complicated, a mix of the god and the bad, the lovely and the not-so-much and moments rich with potential but ripe with disappointment. Sure, we all Continue Reading


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