Oftentimes, we regard food and the art of eating in such high esteem, we forget the basics. The basics being the simple pleasures of eating a good meal, around a sturdy table, with good people and good wine.
This is the French attitude -- the attitude that Adam Gopnik, author of national best selle ... More >>
Miami Book FairThe Miami Book Fair: eat and read at the same time.The Miami Book Fair International is once again taking over the streets of downtown Miami. Every fall, voracious readers look forward to perusing both new and antique books in the hope of finding a treasure or a bargain at the stre ... More >>
Linda Smith BianucciProto-punk poet Patti Smith.On Tuesday, counterculture queen Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the National Book Award for nonfiction. Taking part in the finalist readings, she described it, saying: "My book is the story of my friendship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe, w ... More >>
Back in the 1970s, while working on George McGovern's doomed presidential bid in Texas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Taylor Branch shared a room with two driven young Yalies named Bill and Hillary Clinton. via Wikimedia CommonsWhen the man from Hope won the White House in '92, Clinton i ... More >>