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Tag Archives: Princeton University

• Every Ivy League School Has a Cocktail Named After It. What’s Yours?

Every Ivy League School Has a Cocktail Named After It. What’s Yours?

US News & World Report—a pillar in the field of freaking out people who remit and collect college tuition payments—published its entertainingly meaningless rankings of the nation’s top undergraduate institutions last week. Waking to this pseudo-event, with its headline news that Princeton University is better than all other schools, we in the Slate Drink department […]

• On Wine Bullshit: Some New Software?

On Wine Bullshit: Some New Software?

The inspiration for the exegesis that follows comes directly from Harry G. Frankfurt, distinguished emeritus professor of philosophy at Princeton University, who recently published an enormously successful essay on the subject of bullshit (Frankfurt, 2005). In the author’s view, “One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. […]

• Fine wine prices plunge; invest or drink?

Fine wine prices plunge; invest or drink?

If the secret to investing is buy low and sell high, the steep drop in fine wine prices – down between 25 percent and 40 percent from a year ago – could be an opportunity to diversify a portfolio – or not. “I think there’s plenty of air left in this bubble. There’s more of […]

• Home Brewing at Princeton

Home Brewing at Princeton

You probably won’t see Yuengling, Blue Moon or Guinness labels at a party hosted by Jamie Magagna ’11, Joe Jung ’11 and their friends. In fact, you probably won’t see any labels at all. Ever since they started making their own beer, Magagna and Jung have entertained friends with their own special brew, which is […]