Chicago's Marisel Vera explores Puerto Rico's history in new novel, 'The Taste of Sugar'
CHICAGO — Marisel Vera always knew she was a writer. Growing up in Humboldt Park, the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants said before she was a writer, she was a reader who didn’t feel represented in books.“I never saw myself in books,” she said. “So although I knew that I was a writer, I never ever thought I could be a novelist, because I never saw that any Puerto Rican had written a novel in the English language, until I was much, much older. And when I saw a couple books like that, the people were from New York, so not my experience at all.”Her latest novel, “The Taste of Sugar,” follows ne...
Texas musician holds outdoor concerts to fill pandemic void
FORT WORTH, Texas — A line of a dozen people stand outside Melt Ice Cream Shop on Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, the sweet smell of sugar wafting from the open door. Families chat on the sidewalk nearby, masks pulled down to eat their dessert. a block down, the sound of a violin drifts on the summer breeze.Standing in front of the yellow light of a window, Armond Vance moves his hands assuredly with the instrument’s bow as he plays a mash-up of a Drake song and Tchaikovsky.Vance, 24, has been putting on outdoor concerts in Fort Worth since coronavirus cut off many people’s means to listen to l...
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Movie review: 'Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles' inadvertently prescient sugar theater
Note: We are continuing to review theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic, though please be aware that indoor moviegoing does carry risk during this time. Please follow every health and safety guideline outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines provided by local health officials in your area.Criticism should strive to be evergreen. But criticism, and objects of critique, can almost never be divorced from their context: the context in which a film was made, and the context in which a film is viewed by a critic. Six months into a global pandem...
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch launches Cinnadust seasoning blend
Fans of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal can add the flavor to just about anything now.The popular breakfast treat’s new seasoning blend, Cinnadust, has been released to the masses.The product, the cinnamon-sugar blend of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, is paired with sweet notes of caramel, vanilla and graham flavors, according to B&G Foods, which made the announcement late last month.The idea is for all the flavors inside of Cinnadust to combine and create the “unmistakable taste of a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal.”The new blend is recommended for popcorn, coffee, ice cream, cookies and cake.With ...
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