Culture & Conversation


To love an imperfect poem

There is a reason the French use the term petite mort when describing an orgasm. To achieve the ultimate pleasure one must engage in total abandon and self-sacrifice. With a little more risk-taking, commitment and skill, Lotayef may yet write a great poem. Until then, I confess I cannot be faithful.

Our Dance with Food

Insightful writing about food gives us a window on history, culture and politics, and this sampling of the best writing from award-winning journal Gastronomica covers cultural…