I just found an appropriate article (for me) given yesterday was halloween - At Wired: The Mystery of the Green Menace
- how one microbiologist "broke the code" of Absinthe and began "brewing" it in his New Orleans lab. Why is this appropriate? There was a girl at my halloween shindig on Saturday who claimed she was dressed as "The Absinthe Girl" - as if all us North Americans would recognize that right away. Instead, we all agreed she looked like a slutty tinkerbell.