Farewell to Jonathan Gold

More than a restaurant critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jonathan Gold was a champion of his native Los Angeles. Gold, who wrote with genuine fondness and excitement about his food adventures, passed away this weekend at 57 years old. With over a thousand reviews published throughout his career, he wrote about everything from “Korean porridge parlors, Lanzhou hand-pulled noodle vendors, Iranian tongue-sandwich shops, vegan hot …

Farewell, Ursula K Le Guin

With a career spanning almost 50 years, science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K Le Guin has passed away at 88 years old. Perhaps best known for her “Earthsea” series (which began with 1968’s “A Wizard of Earthsea”), Le Guin was proud to be part of the sci-fi and fantasy genre. The worlds she created avoid the basic lessons of good and evil, rather she …

Delia Cabe’s “Storied Bars of New York”

A field guide to historic writerly watering holes and their signature cocktails

For some, a thrill crawls along the skin and up the spine when sitting down in a bar of historic importance. No regular drink shall be consumed, but one accompanied by the rarefied air shared with those who came before. Writers understand this wholeheartedly and as so many literary figures haunted establishments across the globe, the list of writerly establishments is long. Unsurprisingly, New York …