A sweet little graphic story by Christoph Niemann in The New York Times
: Let It Dough
Caitlin Freeman started out as a photographer, but along the way she fell in love with Wayne Thiebaud's work Display Cakes
and it sent her in different direction. [more inside]
there isn't really much else for science
Is Cinco De Mayo For Sale By the Alcohol Industry?
In the 1960s, Chicano activists in Colorado promoted a boycott of Coors beer
in response to employment discrimination against Latinos
at Coors breweries. Coors had two problems. They had to fix their image with Latino consumers, and they had to figure out some way to get college students to drink more beer
in May. The solution: start sponsoring Cinco de Mayo!
Thus, even though Mexicans in Mexico celebrate their independence day
on September 15th and 16th, Mexican-Americans are more likely to celebrate the May 5th anniversary of the Battle of the Puebla
, which is not even commemorated with a national holiday in Mexico. In fact, the Battle of the Puebla was a skirmish in the Pastry War
, a French intervention in Mexico that began because a French chef demanded several thousand pesos to compensate him for Mexican military officers looting his pastry supply