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Authors Thinking Outside the Book

Charles Theonia’s latest book looks nothing like a book. Instead it is a collection of twenty-one tiny glass bottles, each one with a poem inside. When Theonia, a transgender writer who goes by the pronouns they and them, was beginning hormone replacement therapy, they rubbed a saw-palmetto tincture into their scalp to prevent hair loss;…

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Best Summer Meal Cookbooks of 2021

Bress ’n’ Nyam by Matthew Raiford with Amy Paige Condon Chef Matthew Raiford’s Gullah Geechee cookbook, Bress ’n’ Nyam, is ideal for long, shared summer meals. Begin with a pot of earthy-sweet Gullah rice, then pick from his recipes for paprika-seasoned snapper, grilled watermelon, pork loin sauced in mango dressing, to accompany it. Or spread…

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