Books & Movies

Ode to Tom Robbins

I vividly remember my first Tom Robbins book. It was Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and I first spotted it in my father’s reading pile. “What on earth,” I thought to myself, “was my dad doing with a book that looked so very interesting?” I did what any good daughter would do: I “borrowed” it. […]

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Laurie David Dishes on Family Dinner

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a quick interview with activist, author, and producer Laurie David to discuss her new documentary film Fed Up, which looks into our problematic sugar consumption. We also dove into her book The Family Cooks, and the importance of family dinners. Enjoy! To help families initiate their […]

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Does Art Imitate Life? Uh-oh!

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger I can always count on my sons to introduce a provocative topic into the conversation, one that almost always makes me think about things a little differently. For example, one night we were discussing movies and they asked if I could name any that passed The Bechdel […]

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Love Is Dangerous…Still

The other weekend the Sunday New York Times Book Review had its annual summer reading issue. Now, it’s not like I need any more books to read, since I already have around 50 on my reading pile (almost all nonfiction, which is what I prefer reading these days), so I wasn’t looking for anything special, […]

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Why We Crave Rescue Fantasies

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels In Pakistan, people watched as a pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own father for marrying the man she loved. In India, two girls were raped and hung from a tree. The police are accused of failing to respond. In Nigeria, […]

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The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook + A Tomato Tart Recipe

by guest bloggers Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, The Beekman Boys One warm summer day, a family with a 4-year-old came to visit us at Beekman Farm. As we walked around the heirloom vegetable garden—52 raised beds on a half-acre plot at the heart of the farm—the child became fascinated with pulling carrots out of […]

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Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

There’s a new documentary out that aims to prove that “everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong.” That’s a strong statement, and mostly true if the only place you’ve been getting your news on food and exercise is from the mainstream media. Mass-media outlets love to […]

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The Kind Mama

by guest blogger Alicia Silverstone, actress, author, and activist Back in 2009, I published my first book, The Kind Diet, in which I shared everything I know about the healing power of a plant-based, or “kind,” diet. I’m proud to say that since that book came out, I’ve heard from countless readers whose lives have […]

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