Archive for January, 2016

If you’re into jazz and if you’re into vocal jazz, you know Al Jarreau. I came across this bit of video from a German telecast in 1976 which gives us all a glimpse at this artist’s brilliance. Take Five, the Dave Brubeck jazz standard is taken to new and wonderful places. I love his percussive, […]

Chris Lough, in a recent Tor.com column, reflected on George R. R. Martin’s struggle to complete The Winds of Winter, the sixth installment of Game of Thrones. For Martin, the increasing pressure to complete a manuscript reduces his creative output. His cure is to find other outlets to let off some steam and shift his […]

I love a good eggplant parmesan, or as chef Jamie Oliver calls it, aubergine parmesan, or in Italian, melanzane alla parmigiana. However you say it, the¬†dish is one of the best ways to enjoy this odd vegetable. One of the reasons I haven’t made eggplant parmesan very often is the process of frying the eggplant. […]