David Hotstone

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Weekly Meal Plan: Five Fast Dinners That Are Better Than Takeout

Maybe you're like me and you haven't been converted to the church of the Big Sunday Meal Prep, a ritual that involves a few hours of cooking and …

Fast Weekday Meals

Weeknight dinners can sometimes be a challenge, but not with these ultrafast recipes: Filling and nourishing, they all hit the table in 30 minutes or …

Literary Love Triangle: The Making of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway was busy in 1926. He’d just written his first novel, <i>The Sun Also Rises,</i> based on a trip to Spain he’d taken the year before. His new pal F. Scott Fitzgerald loved it, and was working on getting it published by Scribner’s, the same house that had published Fitzgerald’s breakout …

William Trevor’s Quiet Explosions

I first encountered the work of the Irish writer William Trevor, who died this week, at the age of eighty-eight, in one of his masterwork short stories, “The News from Ireland.” This was more than twenty years ago, when I was a graduate student, but I can still summon the emotional jolt, and the …

Sad and Boujee

Neglect is a fate all experimental writers risk, but if they happen to be black it can seem almost impossible to avoid. Everett always intended to …

Literature

A Tangy Sendup of Literary-World Dalliances

The 1980s, that otherwise deplorable decade, was a fertile era for satire. Spy magazine, which pinned the phrase “short-fingered vulgarian” on Donald J. Trump, was born.<p>In bookstores there was a boomlet in rakishly intelligent literary romans à clef. In 1987 alone there was “The Belle Lettres …

Books

Ancient DNA shakes up the elephant family tree

DNA from straight-tusked elephant fossils is forcing scientists to reconsider the history of elephant evolution.

The 11 Best Books To Read This June

Read me!<p>Yes, finally: It's June. This means it's summer. This means it's Gemini season. And Geminis, as we all know, are super verbally adept and intellectual (well, with one notable exception), so that means they're big readers. (We repeat, with one notable exception.) So it's in honor of the …

Protean Miniatures: The Adaptability and Sustainability of Flash Fiction

BREVITY MAY BE the soul of wit, but it’s not intrinsic to good storytelling. The epic can marshal a fan base every bit as loyal as the finely told …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Top Five Ways to Make Adult Friends

Because we're all a little lonely.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. …

Avocado and cheese vegetarian empanadas recipe

Slightly sweet but mostly savory, these almost-gourmet Mexican meatless emapanadas could be served as an appetizer at a dinner party, an after-school …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A Meditation

June 8, 2017 by Guest Contributor<p><i>(This originally appeared in Pagan NUUS, Vol. 2 #2, Litha/Lammas 1988, and is redistributed by permission of the</i> …

Recapturing the awesome meaning and power of ‘love’

Sharon Salzberg is a well-known Buddhist meditation teacher who, along with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein, founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass., one of the most prominent meditation centers in the Western world. A New York Times best-selling author, this week Salzberg …

Happiness

Flora Shedden: how to bake galettes, the easy free-form tarts

When I learnt to make tarts, my biggest downfall came when transferring the pastry into the tin and then pressing into the fluted edges.<p>The shortcrust would break mid-roll, or tear apart in my hands when I attempted to move it. I was no more successful at trimming the edges, often destroying half …

Baking