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Peter Weir's Haunting Classic 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' Is Being Remade as a Miniseries

If you haven’t seen <i>Picnic at Hanging Rock</i> and are curious, don’t let the gauzy Edwardian setting fool you: it’s a deeply haunting story. The …

Horror

What Dante, Tolkien, and Harry Potter Fan Fiction Can Teach Us about the Contemporary Quest for Immortality

In the opening canto of the <i>Paradiso</i>, Dante sings: “To soar beyond the human cannot be described / in words.” This is the translation provided by …

Literature

Return to Hell: Dante’s Inferno Revisited

We are now in Dante Alighieri’s 750th year. Though we do not know the exact date of his birth, we know that Dante was a Gemini thanks to an oblique …

Literature

The most expensive ingredient in beer? It’s not hops, it’s taxes.

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>‘American Sniper’: The war we wished for just might win the Oscar<p>Next Post »<p>Iraqis may fear Shi’ite militias more than Islamic State<p>307 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that …

Finish That Book!

You suffer when you quit a story midway through—and so does literature.<p>I finish every single novel I start. If I happen upon the first line of a 1,000-page novel, I of course don’t feel compelled to read to the end. But as a matter of personal policy, when I decide I’m going to read a novel, I read …

Here's The Deep-Thinking, Super-Alcoholic Beer For You

When last we Drunkspun, we were so angry at Stella Artois for sucking that we completely overlooked the fact that we don't even need the <i>good</i> Belgian …

Fontus Condensor Creates Fresh Water Out of Thin Air, Fits on a Bicycle

Developed to help create fresh, potable water in areas where groundwater supplies are limited, the Fontus literally pulls moisture from the air to …

New Guinness offering taps the luxury beer market

Buying the newest Guinness brew entails Champagne tastes and a little more than your standard beer budget.<p>Diageo executives told CNBC.com that in …

Judge rejects challenge to Indiana cold beer law

Indiana shoppers can forget about picking up cold beer with their groceries after a federal judge opted against loosening restrictions on where the chilled beverage can be sold.<p>Instead, consumers who want a cold one will have to keep making a separate stop at a liquor store after the supermarket or …

Faith, family and beer - a heavenly toast

It might not be as popular as St. Francis or St. Patrick, but growing numbers of beer-loving believers in Colorado Springs and around the country are …

Success Of Craft Brewers Causing Issues For Big Beer Companies

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.</i><p>What do growlers, taps, Busch Gardens and the Florida legislature have in common?<p>Beer.<p>Laws regulating …

You Can Now Shop For Beer In The Shampoo Aisle

Using beer as a hair rinse isn't a revolutionary idea in the world of beauty. In fact, here at R29, we've already tested the benefits of dumping beer …

Vermont needs credit for new IPA style beer

Whether you love it or hate it, the India pale ale, or IPA for short, continues to get the most coverage of any beer style in the United States. …

Pete Coors, big beer industry continues to grapple with craft beers

Arguably the high priest of Colorado Beer, Pete Coors is in an interesting position these days as chair of one of the biggest brewing companies in …

Boston Beer's Jim Koch has a secret for not getting drunk

Samuel Adams founder and Boston Beer Chairman Jim Koch is the envy of many beer drinkers.<p>His tale of taking his grandfather's beer recipe and using …

Doh! Government Proposal Could Make Beer Prices Soar

There’s a lot to hate about changes proposed by the FDA, which could push prices higher not only for beer, but for milk and meat as well. The new …