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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Netherlands

Long-lived libations

Alcohol has been a loyal companion to man since the beginning, and some producers are still working from recipes that have endured a millennia.


Food and Drink Features

Charles Martin
Important work is being done in southwest Germany. Wired magazine reported that researchers in the area are trying to recreate a 2,550-year-old beer recipe working off residual clues found at an excavation site believed to be the remnants of an ancient largescale brewery.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Miss Minoes

Purr-fect family entertainment.


Family

Rod Lott
One of the most enjoyable family films of the moment is actually 11 years old: Miss Minoes, a Dutch fantasy based on a children's book. I haven't read it, but from the looks of it, I'm betting the movie retains much of its whimsy.
 
Friday, June 8, 2012

The Heineken Kidnapping

'Heineken? F**k that s**t! Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!'


Thriller

Rod Lott
Beer brewing can be a risky business. Consider Alfred Heineken: In 1983, the CEO of the Dutch corporation that bears his name was kidnapped and held for a sizable ransom, all of which is dramatized in the near-epic film The Heineken Kidnapping. It's more engrossing than its generic title lets on.
 
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Spreadsheet parenting


News of the Weird

Chuck Shepherd
Loco parentis: First-time mother Amy Webb proudly notates dozens of data points about her child each day and obsessively tracks their detailed progression by computer on spreadsheets, according to the provocative first-person account she wrote for Slate.com in July.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
 
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