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An Elegy for Beijing's Late, Great Dipsomaniacal Dog Whistle

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Calimocho in MadridI want to tell you about drinking calimocho, but first—the world being what it is—I have to tell you about the austerity riots. Truth is, I can’t recall the taste of that unfortunate concoction without recalling the circumstances of its consumption, which means the financial crisis and its aftermath, civilization and its discontents; protestors, riot police, tear gas, illegal beer, Early Netherlandish art. Continue Reading

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