You grew up with Mindy Cohn, whether or not you know it. The actress may be best known for her nine-year tenure on The Facts of Life, starting in 1979, but that was just the beginning of her long career. In 2004, she stepped into the recurring role as the voice of Scooby Doo's Velma Dinkley, and in 2016 Cohn took a turn behind the stove on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America to raise cash for her favorite cause, Heifer International.
About a month ago, I was driving around rural Quebec and saw a sign for tomato wine. Man, I thought, French Canadians sure are quirky. Street performers everywhere, foie gras all the time, the patchiest facial hair on men in the world, tomato wine. I wanted to try some, but the winery was an hour out of my way, and I was determined to visit this emu farm.
Paul Yoon’s second collection of short stories (and third book), The Mountain, follows the movement of people across the globe, from the Hudson Valley to the part of Russia that Sarah Palin once claimed she could see from her door. The stories evoke watercolors: dreamy, delicate, incisive, their absences speaking as powerfully as presence.
Lisa Molyneux likes her wine dank. As the co-founder of cannabis-infused wine brands Canna Vine and Know Label, the California-based grower produces a white Viognier that tastes like Pineapple (not the fruit), a red that’s blended with pungent strains like a Cheese or a Kush, and has even experimented with cannabis-infused beer.