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Review: Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco

Brief synopsis (Goodreads): Calvin Trillin has never been a champion of the “continental cuisine” palaces he used to refer to as La Maison de la Casa House. 279 more words


Chimamanda becomes the second Nigerian to be elected into US Academy of Arts and Letters

Award winning Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Ngozi- Adichie has added another feather to her cap as she has been elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a foreign honorary member. 134 more words


Messages from My Father, by Calvin Trillin

“You might as well be a mensch.” Such was the conclusion Abe Trillin came to about life, the summarizing message he passed down to his son Calvin, the journalist/humor writer/memoirist/food critic/gag poet known for his work in periodicals including… 1,188 more words


Cryptoquote Spoiler - 12/28/16

“As far as I’m concerned, “whom” is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.“   —   Calvin Trillin

(I’m not familiar with Mr. 16 more words


Connect the Dots

Climate change is hard to think about not only because it’s complex and politically contentious, not only because it’s cognitively almost impossible to keep in mind the intricate relationships that tie together an oil well in Venezuela, Siberian permafrost, Saudi F-15s bombing a Yemeni wedding, subsidence along the Jersey Shore, albedo effect near Kangerlussuaq, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the polar vortex, shampoo, California cattle, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, leukemia, plastic, paper, the Sixth Extinction, Zika, and the basic decisions we make every day, are forced to make every day, in a world we didn’t choose but were thrown into.

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[book review] No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood by Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast

Do you have a bossy older sibling? Wish you could eat ice cream for breakfast instead of oatmeal? Why ride the bus to school when a helicopter would be so much better? 1,230 more words

Poetry Friday

8 Books That Will Make You Laugh...

…When Politics Makes You Want to Cry.

Interesting (and eclectic) list of books from offtheshelf.com related to the above title.