Books

On October 15, librarian Glen Creason turned in his ID badge at the Central branch of the LA Public Library, and then entered retirement.

from Greater LA

Chef and food justice activist Zoe Adjonyoh’s exploration of Ghanaian cuisine has been led by her personal desire to connect with her ancestry and cultural identity.

from Good Food

“Artists use their gathering as a laboratory and a space for experimentation,” says Julia Sherman.

Hate giving candy on Halloween? ‘Build a photobooth,’ says Julia Sherman

“Artists use their gathering as a laboratory and a space for experimentation,” says Julia Sherman.

from Good Food

Grohl tells KCRW that his three and a half years with Nirvana taught him to take care of himself.

Rock star Dave Grohl on learning to take care of himself and mourning the loss of friends

Grohl tells KCRW that his three and a half years with Nirvana taught him to take care of himself.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chris Hedges on his 10 years as a teacher and pupil creating theater in the U.S. prison plantation system.

God “caged” in Jersey

Chris Hedges on his 10 years as a teacher and pupil creating theater in the U.S. prison plantation system.

from Scheer Intelligence

Jackie Kay’s “Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend” is a terrific mixture of memoir and biography.

Jackie Kay: “Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend”

Jackie Kay’s “Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend” is a terrific mixture of memoir and biography.

from Bookworm

With cultural influences from Britain, Chinese bakeries became popular in Hong Kong, offering breads, teas, custards, and tarts melding with popular ingredients like mango and teas to…

Baking the mother of all milk breads with Kristina Cho

With cultural influences from Britain, Chinese bakeries became popular in Hong Kong, offering breads, teas, custards, and tarts melding with popular ingredients like mango and teas to…

from Good Food

Kkenip Buchimgae (깻잎 부침개 • Perilla Leaf and Scallion Pancakes) Makes 12-16 Medium Pancakes DIFFICULTY: Easy ALLERGENS: GFO,NF 
 When I announced to my family that I was going vegan,…

The Korean Vegan: Joanne Lee Molinaro shares recipes and her family’s immigration story

Kkenip Buchimgae (깻잎 부침개 • Perilla Leaf and Scallion Pancakes) Makes 12-16 Medium Pancakes DIFFICULTY: Easy ALLERGENS: GFO,NF When I announced to my family that I was going vegan,…

from Good Food

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

Rita Dove: “Playlist for the Apocalypse”

Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

from Bookworm

Between 1990 and 2016, Peter Hoffman operated three restaurants in New York City.

‘Restaurants will never be the same. They shouldn’t be,’ says Peter Hoffman

Between 1990 and 2016, Peter Hoffman operated three restaurants in New York City.

from Good Food

“When it comes to women of color, we know that they have a higher rate of sexual assault and rape, they have higher rates of murder by partners.

‘Race layers on top of the misogyny and leaves women of color completely vulnerable’: Anita Hill on gender violence

“When it comes to women of color, we know that they have a higher rate of sexual assault and rape, they have higher rates of murder by partners.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Joseph Weisberg, a former CIA officer and the creator of the TV show “The Americans,” joins Robert Scheer to examine common misconceptions about the Cold War.

Is America’s view of ‘evil’ Russia merely projection?

Joseph Weisberg, a former CIA officer and the creator of the TV show “The Americans,” joins Robert Scheer to examine common misconceptions about the Cold War.

from Scheer Intelligence

Rabih Alameddine speaks about being in love with the characters in his new novel, “The Wrong End of the Telescope."

Rabih Alameddine: “The Wrong End of the Telescope”

Rabih Alameddine speaks about being in love with the characters in his new novel, “The Wrong End of the Telescope."

from Bookworm

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution revolutionized the study of biology with the idea that species change over time through natural selection.

Are we evolving to be nicer? This biologist says yes

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution revolutionized the study of biology with the idea that species change over time through natural selection.

from Life Examined

Science, data, and logic serve as powerful tools in formulating ideas and solving problems.

The psychology of critical thinking and disinformation

Science, data, and logic serve as powerful tools in formulating ideas and solving problems.

from Life Examined

You can take inspiration from disappointment in chef Cal Peternell’s latest book, “Burnt Toast and Other Disasters.” Photo courtesy of HarperCollins.

How to fix burnt toast or mushy rice? Chef Cal Peternell shares tips and hacks

You can take inspiration from disappointment in chef Cal Peternell’s latest book, “Burnt Toast and Other Disasters.” Photo courtesy of HarperCollins.

from Good Food

Erika Schickel’s new memoir is about how she blew up her marriage and family for an affair with a famous LA crime novelist, and how that echoed an experience she had in high school,…

From shoplifting to illicit affairs, ‘The Big Hurt’ is about a woman’s yearning for connection

Erika Schickel’s new memoir is about how she blew up her marriage and family for an affair with a famous LA crime novelist, and how that echoed an experience she had in high school,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” is a bilingual new book by Sandra Cisneros.

Sandra Cisneros: “Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo”

“Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” is a bilingual new book by Sandra Cisneros.

from Bookworm

The Conscious Kid is a nonprofit that helps families and educators foster anti-racist conversations through books that feature characters from underrepresented communities.

Teach your kids about racial issues through these books: ‘Change Sings,’ ‘Hair Twins,’ ‘My Two Border Towns’

The Conscious Kid is a nonprofit that helps families and educators foster anti-racist conversations through books that feature characters from underrepresented communities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite geographic changes and political shifts in the region, some ingredients of Macedonian cuisine remain constant. Peppers are still a mainstay.

Finding fall comfort food from Macedonia

Despite geographic changes and political shifts in the region, some ingredients of Macedonian cuisine remain constant. Peppers are still a mainstay.

from Good Food