Le Vert et le Rouge: The Green and the Red publishes in France!

Congratulations to Armand Chauvel, whose novel The Green and the Red, translated by Elisabeth Lyman, was published in English in 2014 — this charming love story has found a home in France, with City Editions, and is now available in French as well. Le Vert et Le Rouge tells the story of Léa, the idealistic …

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Vegan dining in Escondido, California

Escondido has a treasure in its Vegan Soup Bar downtown. Right on Grand Avenue, there is both indoor and outdoor seating for this casual-dining spot. The menu has an amazing selection of all-vegan items, from soups and salads to sandwiches and paninis. We tried one of the specials, a Vietnamese noodle dish that was excellent. …

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Louie’s of Ashland adds a vegan menu!

We have long been big fans of Louie’s of Ashland for its wonderful food, its great bar, its lovely creekside seating, its amazing owners, its fabulous staff — and especially its vegetarian menu and vegan cheat sheet. Now we have another reason: Its new vegan menu. This wonderful menu has many familiar items to vegans …

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An interview with Gretchen Primack

We are big fans of the wonderful author Gretchen Primack, whose books include the poetry collection Kind, as well as the nonfiction book The Lucky Ones, coauthored with Jenny Brown. Her new poetry collection, Visiting Days, is a beautiful, compassionate, and important new work that compels us all to take a closer look at the …

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It’s World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day — not that we need a reason to celebrate these amazing little creatures, but it’s great to have a designated day on which everyone thinks about these birds and how they’re faring in such a rapidly changing world. So, how exactly are the penguins doing? According to the International Union …

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