Although I have lived in Austria for over 30 years and am now an Austrian citizen, I was born and raised in Michigan in the USA. The beautiful peninsulas surround by the Great Lakes where I grew up rarely make the news in Austria, so sat up and listened when I heard that the FBI … Continue reading Pity

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I recently commented on Simon Reynold’s excellent book Retromania and how it aptly explains current stagnation in music, the visual arts, and fashion. Retromania, also affects consumer behavior in the grocery store. Particularly in times of upheaval and uncertainty people turn to processed comfort foods popular in earlier decades. For example grocery stores in the … Continue reading Cookies that taste like other cookies