The Aphrodisiac Kitchen: Volume 01, Departure of Youth

Andreas Carver’s The Aphrodisiac Kitchen is more than a cookbook—it is a journey about self-growth, queer acceptance and, above all, a love story told through and about food. Between sensuous shots of latex-gloved hands smashing fruit and essays on Carver’s upbringing as a queer, mixed-race kid in the American South, the first volume of this cookbook captures food romantically, politically and in all its other multiplicities. …

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: $25 and Under

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Whether it’s shopping for family members, buying for friends, taking part in gift exchanges with colleagues, mailing presents across the world, attending festive parties, hosting dinners or traveling, the expense of the holiday season adds up. It’s just as important for everyone to feel comfortable and secure during this time as it is to try to bring joy to those around us. With that in …

Experiments in Joy: A Workbook

Created by Black women artists and published by Co-Conspirator Press, Experiments in Joy: A Workbook is a guide to transmuting joy beyond an emotion and into praxis. With helpful prompts and spaces to reflect, the workbook includes words by artist Gabrielle Civil (who also compiled the book), Duriel E Harris, Kenyatta A C Hinkle, Rosamond S King, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Miré Regulus and Awilda Rodríguez Lora. Each …