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April 04, 2015



"When this ice-cream parlor closes, the revolution begins"

If there is an afterlife, I hope Goldman and Maggie Thatcher are happily swapping tips on ice cream somewhere up there.


What's the ice cream-Thatcher connection?


"What's the ice cream-Thatcher connection?"

A belief in certain circles that Margaret Thatcher, when she worked as a food chemist for Lyons, was part of the team that invented soft ice cream that contains a great deal of air.


Regarding Emma Goldman and the ice-cream, this essay is about the most New Yorker-y thing possible, and is also a delight.

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