• Trevor Noah is like silence in the echo chamber…and it’s a good thing!
  • Oh Yes! Shadowshaper gets optioned
  • HBO now stands for: Having Books Optioned
  • Word on the Street: Amazon Books Coming to NYC?
  • ‘The Mothers’ is headed to the big screen!

Taste your life.

It’s been one of those weeks where almost everything and everyone I encounter reaffirms the same thing. And that thing seems to be the thing I’ve been searching for all along in my angst of trying to figure out what I care about anymore. As I’ve been in a state of despondent behavior, my current yearning is to care about something, anything. It all started on Sunday when this doula who…

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Cooking like Oprah

I brought Oprah’s cookbook, because of course. And tonight I’m making another recipe for a dinner party that I’m hosting. A few weeks back, I was hanging out at my favorite inconvenience store in the neighborhood (it’s your run of the mill grocery store or bodega, but hella over priced…hence the inconvenience), when my former co-worker (oh and I used to work there) started telling me about a postal mishap…

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Are you a writer?

Today, I got on the 2 train with hundreds of other passengers, one of which happened to be D.L. Hughley. I ran through a quick story in my head about how he had probably just finished taping at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and so that means he had probably discussed the possibility of doing his show when they were on The View a couple months back. I thought to…

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Trevor Noah is like silence in the echo chamber…and it’s a good thing!

So I read Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. It’s a memoir about his childhood in apartheid South Africa and it’s a beautiful love letter to his mother who, by any standard, is the epitome of strength, courage, and wisdom. This collection of essays pairs well with the discography of Lucky Dube, an artist who radiated pure love and consciousness. I feel that listening to his music after reading Born A…

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Date Night with Joseph Campbell and Solitaire

After several months, I finally received the contract that I’ve been waiting for, and surprisingly, I feel close to nothing about it. I haven’t even finished reading through it, which is surprising because it’s what I’ve been looking forward to reading this whole time. And, it’s date night and I’ve spent much of the day searching for authors and publishing houses to connect with, which was to no avail, and…

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The Case for Rejections

This week has found me in one solidly consistent state of feeling rejected. My crush at work didn’t ask me out before his last day, a grant that I applied for turned down my application, and did I mention that my crush never asked me out? It can be rather distressing to focus on the positive when what you’ve been focusing on rejects you. And it’s not even that it’s that…

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Oh Yes! Shadowshaper gets optioned

Readers, grab your bookmarks and get ready for some more film and tv adaptations! Next up: Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper is coming to a screen near you! Actress and Older enthusiast, Anika Noni Rose is satisfying the hearts of many with the news that her production company has acquired the rights to the fantasy series that introduced the world to Sierra Santiago. This is the second option from Rose who…

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What does “love” mean to you?

For those who know me, there is a passage in literature that I recite daily because of the visceral reaction it evokes for me. It’s from Toni Morrison’s Paradise and it’s the most loving gut-punch that expresses the truth that love is not a gift, but a diploma. "You can only earn – by practice and careful contemplation – the right to express it and you have to learn how…

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HBO now stands for: Having Books Optioned

This week we learned that HBO is developing another book adaptation. This Saturday 4/22, the network premieres their adaptation of 2010’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks starring Oprah Winfrey and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Some reviews found the adaptation to be of the CliffsNotes variety, but others are celebrating the film’s intention of raising questions about trust. And as HBO subscribers are preparing themselves for this Saturday viewing, the network just gave them something else…

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Too selfish or not too selfish?

I’ve been wrestling with my internal dialogue on whether or not I’m a kind person. Like most people, I’d like to think of myself as a kind, caring, and compassionate person, but sometimes I wonder if this is a nature/nurture state of being? Like what if I’m really a not-so-kind person and I only behave kindness. Or am I really a kind person at heart and exhibit not-so-kind behavior? Recently, I realized that I…

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