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2018 SBTB Hanukkah-palooza, Part Five

December 16, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

It’s the fifth night of Hanukkah tonight! And we have another giveaway to share with you. Like I said when we started, each night includes items for comfort, warmth, reading, maybe some writing, and also […]

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Cooking with Chinua Achebe

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This is the sixth installment of Valerie Stivers’s Eat Your Words column. My winding path as a reader has led me to a personal specialty in Nigerian literature. I know about the country’s civil war from 1967 to […]

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Making Art in Communist Romania

December 16, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

A design sketch from Codrea’s production of Zamolxe. Forty-four years ago, in dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania, my grandfather produced an opera that could have landed him on the wrong side of the Communists. When World […]

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Covers & Cocktails: Forbidden Fruit

December 15, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

My ideas for this month’s cocktails were all over the place. That’s usually what happens when I read a book where food is involved. GIMME ALL THE FOODIE CHARACTERS. The inspiration for December is Seared […]

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2017 Smart Bitches Gift Guide, Volume 6

December 15, 2017 guaripetesolutions 0

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas, and we’re in the middle of Hanukkah, so let’s talk gifts that keep on giving, shall we? In case you’ve missed prior editions, in gift guides past […]