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    Rant: Sex, Drugs & Restaurant Reviews

    …When you describe a restaurant experience to someone, do you use the language of drug use or sex? That choice speaks volumes about the type of food you ate, as well as the the size of your check. I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. The book explains and expounds upon various…

    2 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

    A writer and his voice

    … as a career move, as apparently others did. The truth is, I wanted to develop my writing skills further—to push into new areas of creative expression, in a way that had previously been denied me. As California editor of Wine Enthusiast, my writing style was severely restricted by the formal norms of the genre: 40 words per wine review, “Voice…

    1 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    A Writer’s Response to Intimidation

    … attacks. At the time, Congress was in the dark, and none of the events were reported in the mainstream media. Ellsberg released the information first in 1969 to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In 1971 he gave it to the New York Times, the Washington Post and 17 other newspapers. The government was seriously pissed. So they sought to discredit…

    5 readers - By Another Wine Blog

    WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    … Blog Awarks Awards for that year. The wine blogging community has put up with this asshattery for way too long. No one appointed Tom Wark as the gatekeeper for wine blogs, nor did we ask him to be the arbiter of all that is holy and good for us. He nominated, seconded, and elected himself. Ironically, that is also his process for choosing who…

    9 readers - By Another Wine Blog