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Book Review: “Pepper: A History of the World’s Most Influential Spice” by Marjorie Shaffer


The history of this pungent spice is riddled with pirates, wealth and greed. Read More »

Book Review: Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt

A novel based on the life of Vicente de Rocamora a poet, fighter and Dominican priest in the scheming court of King Philip IV. Read More »

Euro Cup 2012: Germany and Portugal Advance to the Quarterfinals

Portugal to face Czech Republic while Germany will face Greece in Quarterfinals. Read More »

Book Review: Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier

A novel about breaking routines and just letting go. But somehow it doesn't work. Read More »

A Skyrocketing Euro for a Deep Diving Europe

How a strong euro paradoxically weakens Europe. Read More »

Book Review: Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi

Literary device helps drive allegorical tale amidst Portugal's society and authoritarian government in 1938. Read More »

European Debt Crisis Deepens, Spreads to More Countries

Despite the Ireland bailout, debt costs for the most indebted Eurozone countries continue to mount, hinting that Portugal and Spain may be next. Read More »

Ireland to the Fore of the Sovereign Debt Crisis

Bond spreads over German Bunds for Ireland and Portugal are at record highs because of increased fears over sustainability of their sovereign debt. Read More »

Music Review: Kurt Rosenwinkel and OJM – Our Secret World

An ambitious big-band reworking of seven Rosenwinkel compositions. Read More »

World Cup 2010: Rooting For An All-South American Final

Come July 11, expect to see Argentina take the field against Brazil in the final for the World Cup. Read More »