In 1880, a group of Italy’s leading writers and intellectuals met in Turin to debate — over the course of many evenings and many glasses of Nebbiolo — the role of wine in human life, past and present.
At one time a reviled commodity –– and banned in 1919 as part of Prohibition –– beer has become a familiar presence in American life. Just try to imagine a picnic, party, or sporting event without the ubiquitous bottle, can or mug in hand.
UCSB's Culture and Nature Series Kicks Off With ‘The Plague!' at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Bubonic Plague. Yellow Fever. Cholera. H.I.V. and AIDS. For thousands of years, humans have faced devastating epidemics that suddenly kill millions and cause enormous social and economic disruption.