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Quarter-Life Crisis: A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Location: Café 153
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

From beer to Coca-Cola, six drinks have helped shape human history. Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E.

Quarter-Life Crisis: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Location: Café 153
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This splendid collection of mysteries carries readers back to a gas-lit era, when literature's greatest detective team lived on Baker Street. A dozen of Holmes and Watson's best-known cases include "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," The Five Orange Pips," "The Copper Beeches," and "A Scandal in Bohemia."

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