Reichl’s intuitive mastery of the magazine form could not overcome the transformative tsunami destroying much of the media business, and on her watch, Conde Nast pulled the plug on Gourmet. In her new memoir, she chronicles her decade at the helm, as she learned the trade in a company infamous for its low-tolerance of inexperienced rubes (see “The Devil Wears Prada”), charming her way into the hearts of many of her collaborators and, in other cases, replacing them.
“Let us create a poetics that recreates the hamaam, where we can come in our real, naked skin, sit in the water and talk openly.”
Narrator Millie works as a temp for a design company in the Merchandise Mart, hoping the job might go “perm.”
A political activist, educator, advisor, mentor to countless youth, would-be politician, labor organizer and city administrator.
Winter literary enticements in February.
The characters in Adamczyk’s debut collection demand attention.
“‘Under the Knife’ is an actual body that’s been taken apart and stitched back together in a number of ways, much like my own body.”
Listen and learn in January
“Sacred Smokes” is a major contribution to Bottom-dog Urban Realism.
“How can we have faith in humanity when our own survival is at risk?” Ruben Quesada thinks about love, sexuality and the human spirit.