Battle for Pleasures

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We’ve heard of Big Oil and Big Pharma. What's Big Wine? A wine journalist explains why she says we should reject Big Wine – viticulture as a business and technology – and return to the winemaking the way it used to be done. Also: Ruth Reichl takes your calls on all things food-related. A new novel set in pre-Castro Cuba. And to start us off: a sociologist who worked as a cop in Baltimore talks about life on the front lines of the war on drugs.

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Cop in the Hood

While in grad school, sociologist Peter Moskos also became a police officer in a troubled neighborhood in Baltimore. He describes his life as an academic-turned-cop in his new book, Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District.

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Big Wine

We’ve heard of Big Oil and Big Pharma…but Big Wine? Wine journalist Alice Feiring says we should reject Big Wine – viticulture as a business and technology – and return to the way things used to be done. Her new book is The Battle for Wine and Love.

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American Expats in Pre-Castro Cuba

Rachel Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba, weaves together family stories and archival research to paint a portrait of the lives of American expats in pre-Castro Cuba.

Events: Rachel Kushner will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm
The Old American Can Factory

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Ask Ruth Reichl

If you’ve got a food-related question that’s burning a hole in your recipe book, now's your chance to ask Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl any question you’d like on the subject of food. Whether you want to know how to make the perfect pie crust or her favorite recipe for ...

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