Emily Explains: Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Design Team Blog I  love the holidays. Growing up, our dining room and kitchen would be overflowing with garland, twinkle lights, wrapping paper and handmade gifts from my mom. It was a whole month of crafting, baking and  singing along with Bing Crosby. View original post 240 more words

Michael Twitty | Garden and Gun

Originally posted on Afroculinaria:
http://gardenandgun.com/article/michael-twitty-antebellum-chef You asked for it so read it all here: the Garden and Gun piece by the esteemed professor and wordsmith, Mr. Randall Kenan, with beautiful photography by Andrew Kornylak.  I think this piece, capturing the Stagville dinner and the reveal from African Ancestry really brings together all of me and…

A Lazy Riff on Margaret Atwood’s Novel MaddAddam

Originally posted on Biblioklept:
1. Margaret Atwood’s latest novel, MaddAddam concludes the trilogy she began with Oryx and Crake (2003) and The Year of the Flood (2009). 2. Both of those novels are superior to MaddAddam (Oryx and Crake is the strongest, in my estimation, although I read it almost a decade ago). 3. I audited the audiobook of MaddAddam, read by Bernadette…