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Gourmet Rhapsody

“Pastries . . . can only be appreciated to the full extent of their subtlety when they are not eaten to assuage our hunger, when the orgy of their sugary sweetness is not destined to full some primary need but

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Gourmet Rhapsody

“Pastries . . . can only be appreciated to the full extent of their subtlety when they are not eaten to assuage our hunger, when the orgy of their sugary sweetness is not destined to full some primary need but

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Tanta Cocina Peruana: A Gastronomic Voyage through Peru, in Chicago

This review of Chicago-based Peruvian restaurant, Tanta Cocina Peruana, was originally written for and published by The Daily Meal Photo Credit: Hayet  Rida Tanta means “bread” in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Andean people of South America, but there

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Tanta Cocina Peruana: A Gastronomic Voyage through Peru, in Chicago

This review of Chicago-based Peruvian restaurant, Tanta Cocina Peruana, was originally written for and published by The Daily Meal Photo Credit: Hayet  Rida Tanta means “bread” in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Andean people of South America, but there

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When In San Francisco, SPQR

This review of the San Francisco restaurant, SPQR, was originally written for and published by The Daily Meal Antipasti include carrot top and chickpea ‘fritti’ with pickled carrot and ginger carrot puree. (Photo Credit: Julius Oatts)   An unassuming emperor

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When In San Francisco, SPQR

This review of the San Francisco restaurant, SPQR, was originally written for and published by The Daily Meal Antipasti include carrot top and chickpea ‘fritti’ with pickled carrot and ginger carrot puree. (Photo Credit: Julius Oatts)   An unassuming emperor

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The Way Of Grace: In Conversation With Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney

Ecstatic Exchange is series on The Ecstatic Flash that chronicles my dialogues with people that inhabit creative spaces. The goal is to engage “successfully”artistic people and in so-doing inspire us all to lead more creative lives. In this edition, award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, talks to me about his life in the arts and the force of Grace, which also happens to be the name of both his grandmothers.

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The Way Of Grace: In Conversation With Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney

Ecstatic Exchange is series on The Ecstatic Flash that chronicles my dialogues with people that inhabit creative spaces. The goal is to engage “successfully”artistic people and in so-doing inspire us all to lead more creative lives. In this edition, award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, talks to me about his life in the arts and the force of Grace, which also happens to be the name of both his grandmothers.

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Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Academy Awards

While Oscar season is one I annually await with bated breath for reasons both cinematic and sartorial, I cannot say I was particularly falling out of my seat with excitement in anticipation of last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. I found

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Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Academy Awards

While Oscar season is one I annually await with bated breath for reasons both cinematic and sartorial, I cannot say I was particularly falling out of my seat with excitement in anticipation of last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. I found

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Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Golden Globes

Last night the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered the stars of Silver and Small Screen at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. As the inaugural show of award season, The Globes has also been crowned as the heralding trumpet of Red

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Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Golden Globes

Last night the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered the stars of Silver and Small Screen at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. As the inaugural show of award season, The Globes has also been crowned as the heralding trumpet of Red

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Bessie And The Lamb: A Parable In 5 Gears

My personal parable has nothing to do with wild horses and dodging the draft. My story is of the simple misfortune of my car engine locking on me in the middle of the road, and that misfortune giving me the good fortune of knowing the kindness of a friend.

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Bessie And The Lamb: A Parable In 5 Gears

My personal parable has nothing to do with wild horses and dodging the draft. My story is of the simple misfortune of my car engine locking on me in the middle of the road, and that misfortune giving me the good fortune of knowing the kindness of a friend.