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Algae: The Food of the Future of the Past

Livia Gershon JSTOR
In the years following World War II, American and European food scientists hoped to feed the world with common pond scum supplemented with plastics. But it wasn’t just the unpleasant flavor that killed the algae craze.

The Spectrum

Peter Neil Carroll New Verse News
Peter N Carroll asks: What can a private citizen do when one country invades another, say Russia into Kyiv? What are the choices of intervention?

Domino Effect

Dee Allen Oneblackboylikethat Review
Oakland California poet Dee Allen celebrates the toppling of old idols on public statues, awaiting further movement of the Domino Effect.