Christine Sismondo
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Christine Sismondo is the author of America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops (Oxford University Press) and Mondo Cocktail: A Shaken and Stirred History, a discursive history of cocktails and spirits.

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How Booze Ads Fuel Rape Culture

(3) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 5:33 PM

UPDATE: Dewar's has removed this video from YouTube

"Whiskey Lassie", a New Brunswick-based blogger named Johanne McInnis, recently drew the Twittersphere's attention to "Meet the Baron," a Dewar's whisky commercial that is spectacularly offensive to women. She is circulating the ad and asking people to sign a petition against it...

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America's Drunken History (PHOTOS)

(36) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 9:14 AM

Sometimes it seems as if everything that ever happened in America happened in a bar. While that might border on hyperbole, it's stunning to think of the role taverns, saloons and bars played in shaping America, before even the Revolution. In early days, the tavern wasn't just where you went...

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