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People like to gang up on Brooklyn based writer Tao Lin and I'm not sure why. The comment sections following online reviews of his books are often as entertaining as the books themselves. As I'm writing this review, I almost can't wait to check in a bit later to read the comments (if any) left here, and defend this writer who I find to be, if at all annoying, annoyingly honest. Lin's 6th book and 2nd novel, Richard Yates (Melville House), gave me palpitations while reading it because it pretty accurately describes what a "normal" relationship is like for people these days. Read More
Meet the only women in the U.S. to be making chocolate from the bean. Kristen Hard (pictured far right) is the owner and creative visionary of Cacao Atlanta.  She began as a chocolatier, making confections and desserts from chocolate that had already been made.  After visiting the Caribbean and talking with the local women about the cacao pods found there, Kristen decided to try her hand at creating the chocolate that she used in her truffles and bars. Read More
Salsa. Tecate Tallboys. Mariachi Band. OH MY!!! This Sunday, Sept 12th, there will be a salsa eating party at The Bell House in Brooklyn!  Twenty local salsa makers will be showin' off their tomato crushing skills and will be competing for the SALSA SLAM grand prize.  Tickets are $12 / $15 at the door. What a way to spend a Sunday!  ¡Estoy muy emocionada!  PLUS++++There are still openings left if you think your salsa is slammin'! Check out their site for more details.   flyer designed by lydia nichols. Read More
Good boob tube news:  Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of the East Village all-vegetarian standout Dirt Candy, will be competing this Sunday against Masaharu Morimoto himself in what may in fact be the first ever all-vegetarian contest in Iron Chef history.  You may remember Amanda's name from an earlier post on recognizing women in the professional kitchen.  And if you don't, that's totally cool because no one needs an excuse to watch the glory of Iron Chef unfold on a Sunday night.  The episode airs tomorrow at 10 PM on the Food Network. Read More
I used to really love Weezer back in the day, their first album is one of my all time favorites, but in the last, 5 or 6 years or so, I really could not get with the syrupy pop/anthem stuff, just wasn't working for me. But the new single, Memories, from their forthcoming album Hurley, out on September 14th (on Epitaph) is really fun and hearkens back to the old school Weezer we know and love. Read More