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Jessa Crispin


Postcards from the edge of the world

Jessa Crispin sates her wanderlust by checking in with four travel writers who are scattered around the globe.


Greek cuisine beyond mythology

Jessa Crispin reviews Tessa Kiros’ “Food from Many Greek Kitchens” and shares a timeless honey cake recipe.


Antidotes to political alienation

In the current vitriolic political climate, it can be easy to feel alienated from one’s country or community, writes Jessa Crispin. But here are five books that can help.


A ‘Little Star’ is born

Jessa Crispin looks at the renaissance of small literary journals, and talks to the editor of a new, promising contender.


Of serendipity and synchronicity (or a year in reading)

For Jessa Crispin, 2010 began with Coco Chanel, then took a fortuitous turn. Check out her favorites.


Dorie Greenspan’s French twist

Jessa Crispin test drives Dorie Greenspan’s “Around My French Table.” Plus: a recipe for cheesy, puffy gougères.


A graphic novel in which a migraine is a monster

In the graphic novel “H Day,” Renée French brings her dreamlike sense of human fragility and fear to her own crushing headaches. Jessa Crispin reviews.


Literary antidotes to rom coms

Jessa Crispin shares five books that destroy the awful romantic clichés that Hollywood never seems to tire of.


Hot Coco

The Chanel bio is suddenly en vogue.

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