Helen Mirren in the Summer Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly. She’ll be starring in THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY based on the book by Richard C. Morais. Read the book before you see the film! But we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy both!
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On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family take shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it.
The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say—and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return.
But young John Redlantern will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will abandon the old ways, venture into the Dark…and discover the truth about their world.
Already remarkably acclaimed in the United Kingdom, Dark Eden is science fiction as literature: part parable, part powerful coming-of-age story, set in a truly original alien world of dark, sinister beauty and rendered in prose that is at once strikingly simple and stunningly inventive.
Dava Sobel’s And the Sun Stood Stillshines at BETC
“The shining strength of Dava Sobel's And the Sun Stood Still — which is currently receiving its world premiere in Boulder — is that, at a time when the sciences have been so muddied by sloppy thinking, willful ignorance and financial pressure, it provides insight into the scientific process and eloquently communicates the sheer beauty of astronomy.”
Read the full review here.
Julia Child was America’s first celebrity chef and the woman who taught American cooks not only how to make Beef bourguignon, but also that if you mess up in the kitchen it’s completely fine, because who’s going to know? Born in 1912 into the country club set of Pasadena, California, Julia rebelled against her wealthy upbringing by marrying an intellectual (synonym for communist, or so her father believed), moving to Paris, and becoming a television star at the unlikely age of 51. There were other well-known chefs before Julia, but none so captured our hearts and imaginations.
It remains a mystery whether Julia was indeed a “spy” when she worked for the OSS, the precursor to the CIA, during World War II. What is known is that she had a very high security clearance, and was in charge of doling out the opium used to bribe Chinese officials. The caramel-colored block arrived monthly in the diplomatic pouch.
When Julia moved to France with her husband, Paul, shortly after their marriage, her French was hopeless (“full of honking consonants,” according to one college professor); within at year of living in Paris she was nearly fluent, honking consonants and all.
The budget for the first few seasons of “The French Chef” was so tiny, Julia bought the food she cooked on air herself, then auctioned off the dish after filming to help defray the costs.
The first “bon appétit” at the end of show was ad-libbed.
It took nine years to write Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and it was never obvious that anyone needed it or wanted it. Happiness can be found throwing yourself into something that no one cares about but you.
Make a habit of breaking rules; the easiest way to do this is never to learn them in the first place.
In a successful marriage, all you need is a kitchen and a bedroom.
Live with abandon.
Karen Karbo is the author of Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life. Karbo is most well known for her best-selling Kick Ass Women series, the most recent of which is How Georgia Became O’Keeffe, published in 2013. Karen grew up in Los Angeles, California and lives in Portland, Oregon where she continues to kick ass.
April’s showers means you can spend a few more weeks indoors reading your heart out until the nice weather starts
Arlo Crawford will be here on April 10th!