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The Men Behind the American Banana War that Spoiled Honduras

By Ken Zurski

In Douglas Preston’s new book The Lost City of the Monkey God, the true tale of a modern day exploration to find an ancient city deep in the Honduran rainforest, the author presents a compelling history of the troubled Central American republic right down to its most exotic, and at one time, most corrupt export. 1,057 more words


Reflections: "Open Veins of Latin America"

December 1, 2016

Seven years ago this month, I finished reading Open Veins of Latin America:  Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, by Eduardo Galeano.  1,734 more words

Grapefruit: False Claims

My argument isn’t with the health claims associated with grapefruit. I’m sure half are true, half bullshit and half whatever. My issue is more existential. Grapefruit. 1,513 more words

Album Review: Eternal Return by United Fruit

Glaswegian alt rockers United Fruit release their sophomore album Eternal Return on 13th May. It acts as a big statement of intent from the band, there’s 11 prime tracks of accessible alt rock with hooks and pop sensibilities. 429 more words