Food as the Central Character of Our Lives

There’s widespread derision on the internet for long personal anecdotes that precede actual recipes on food blogs. The scene is almost always one of domestic bliss, bland because it seems ubiquitous. If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. Chitrita Banerji’s memoir of food writing, though, turns that belief inside out and eats it for … Read more

Henrico Schools pulls another book from library

Glen Allen High School library (Anna Bryson/Henrico Citizen) A young adult novel about a gay wizard was removed from a Henrico County Public Schools library following a parent’s formal complaint about the book’s sexual content.  I’m a Gay Wizard was formally challenged less than two weeks after the novel Out of Darkness was challenged and … Read more

Samsung develops in-memory computing for AI chips

Samsung researcher Jung Seung-chul and other scientists have developed an in-memory computing chip, a new semiconductor suitable for AI chips. Photo courtesy of Samsung Electronics SEOUL, Jan. 14 (UPI) – Samsung Electronics announced that they have developed an in-memory computer technology that combines memory and system semiconductors. The world’s largest memory chip maker said on … Read more

Book Excerpt: Dard-e-Disco

In her book Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh, Shrayana Bhattacharya followed the jobs and romances of a diverse group of women for 15 years. This edited excerpt is from a chapter about a young woman from Jaisalmer, working as airline cabin crew, titled ‘A Girl Called Gold’.  Gold Mendiratta wore the tightest dress on the most … Read more

How Maryse Condé’s Travels Nurtured Both Her Writing and Her Cooking

At first sight, Maryse Condé’s Morsels and Marvels seems like a standard food and travel memoir. However, readers looking to be delighted by descriptions of exciting dishes and sights will be disappointed. Most of the cuisines and locations mentioned in the book are well known to cosmopolitan readers. Scholars looking for new insights into the … Read more