The Weird History of Oysters as Aphrodisiacs

If you believe everything you read on the Internet about libido, you’ve probably heard that Casanova maintained his fabled Venetian stamina by eating raw oysters every day for breakfast. It’s anyone’s guess how that rumor began, but it’s especially perplexing how it has morphed into the claim that oysters are aphrodisiacs—a food myth that has…

Temple of the Dog: An Oral History

There’s no saga in rock history quite like that of Temple of the Dog. The Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron along with future members of Pearl Jam came together for just a few weeks in late 1990 to record a tribute album to late Mother Love Bone frontman Andy Wood, though…

The way it was: Today in history

Tawana Brawley, second from right, declares, “I am not a liar,” in Newark, New Jersey, September 29, 1988, during her first news conference since the case surfaced last November. Looking on from left are, Alton Maddox, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Glenda Brawley at far right.  Article source