Author Gregory Maguire made his name re-writing fairy tales. Now, he’s taken on The Nutcracker — a beloved holiday classic, yes, but one that Maguire says makes no sense as it’s usually performed. (Image credit: )
This season’s secret weapon in literary banter will be Mrs. Caliban, a peculiar, wonderful, overlooked 1983 novella by Rachel Ingalls, about a housewife whose life is upended by a suave frog monster. (Image credit: New Directions)
Faith Salie has a few words about the preponderance of political terms that have taken over our culture
In the kitchens of Istanbul, the traditions of sugary treats such as baklava and kunefe live on
“Sunday Morning” Contributor Faith Salie offers some contenders for “Word of the Year,” noting that the words that speak of our culture are becoming more and more political – and divisive.
In the kitchens and bakeries of Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire lives on, with sugary treats that may date back more than a thousand years. Holly Williams takes a tour of delicacies, from baklava and kunefe, to a sweet milky pudding whose ingredients include chicken.