Anecdote from a hipster bar in St. Louis and the “blue bubble” which are a bit of culture shock for an expat on a visit home from Latin America.
SUMMARY: Review of Julie MacIntosh’s Dethroning the King: Anheuser-Busch’s hostile takeover by InBev, making Budweiser a foreign-owned beer.
SUMMARY: I describe my St. Louis gym and its hardcore powerlifting and strongman culture.
SUMMARY: My observations of Mexican-American culture in my experiences over the summer, which include a trip to immigration court and a small rumble at a bicentennial festival.
SUMMARY: I describe the weightlifting scene in Latin America and contrast it with America’s.
SUMMARY: My observations from my first time living in America since the global recession / credit crisis.
SUMMARY: I spend Christmas in St. Louis after almost a year in Arequipa, Peru. Subsections of my reflections include: American Food, Wal-Mart, The Porn Star, Christmas in America, A Doomed Friendship, American Opulence & Materialism.