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Book: Mycophilia

An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possibly cancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on the planet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties—medicinal, ecological, even recreational—and has spawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Apr 4, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: The Poisoner's Handbook

A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 11, 2019 - 8 comments

Deadly Class: Snake Pit  Season 1, Ep 3

Marcus navigates a prank war between the Rats and Legacies, as everyone prepares for the big dance.
posted by Literaryhero on Feb 1, 2019 - 2 comments

Supergirl: Of Two Minds  Season 3, Ep 16

Supergirl and Imra have different ideas on how to stop the third Worldkiller, Pestilence, as she starts her attack on the city. Sam confronts her inner demon. [more inside]
posted by numaner on May 2, 2018 - 1 comment

Supergirl: For Good  Season 3, Ep 12

Morgan Edge accuses Lena of plotting an attempt on his life and Kara steps in to help her. Sam asks Alex for help with her mental issues. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Jan 30, 2018 - 4 comments

Elementary: Pick Your Poison  Season 5, Ep 10

When Watson is implicated in a DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions, she and Holmes search for the person using her medical license to solve drugs. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 22, 2016 - 2 comments

Elementary: Ill Tidings  Season 5, Ep 6

Holmes and Watson investigate a mass murder when a chef and his patrons are poisoned after dining on a tasting menu tainted with snake venom. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Nov 28, 2016 - 2 comments

Marco Polo: White Moon  Season 1, Ep 6

Marco goes all Columbo with Byamba. Khutulun makes a welcome reappearance. We find out who the Blue Princess really is. Hey! let's have another orgy. Sidao takes a hit. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 2 comments

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