Black Brazilians claim prime time as telenovelas finally reflect diversity | Brazil | The Guardian

The three top soap operas now feature black protagonists after years of whitewashing Brazil’s ethnic makeup — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/20/brazil-telenovelas-black-characters-race-soap-operas Can’t wait to check these out during my summer residency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Vinfamous: The Brunello “Killer” Who Destroyed $25 Million Worth of Irreplaceable Wine | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

In 2012, more than 80,000 bottles of Gianfranco Soldera’s prized Brunello were found in puddles after a break-in. — Read on http://www.winemag.com/2023/04/26/gianfranco-soldera-brunello-wine/ Found a new podcast…

Using ChatGPT as a Creative Writing Partner | Towards Data Science

How the latest language model, ChatGPT, from OpenAI can help write Haikus, plot summaries for novels, and screenplays for TV shows and movies — Read on towardsdatascience.com/using-chatgpt-as-a-creative-writing-partner-part-1-prose-dc9a9994d41f Started putting together my next project but haven’t finished editing the last. So I started wondering can ChatGPT help me finish editing a completed manuscript? Or even betterContinue reading “Using ChatGPT as a Creative Writing Partner | Towards Data Science”

Here we go again: Red wine healthy or not?

The Cleveland Clinic took another look at the heart benefits, or the theory that there is one, from red wine. — Read on http://www.wdtn.com/news/ohio/here-we-go-again-red-wine-healthy-or-not/ Here’s a look at my research on the subject. Moderate Consumption of Wine is Good For Your Health If Jesus turned water into wine, maybe he did it for the healthContinue reading “Here we go again: Red wine healthy or not?”

What It’s Really Like to Be a Black Wine Professional | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

From bringing hybrid wine to the forefront to prioritizing mentorship, here’s how Black wine professionals are making their mark and facing challenges. — Read on http://www.winemag.com/2023/02/27/black-wine-professional/ Really great article with lots of resources to dive into further. The focus is on Sommeliers, vineyard owners, and Winemakers so if you’re an industry professional slinging a bagContinue reading “What It’s Really Like to Be a Black Wine Professional | Wine Enthusiast Magazine”

The End of the English Major | The New Yorker

Enrollment in the humanities is in free fall at colleges around the country. What happened? — Read on http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/03/06/the-end-of-the-english-major So did I just blow Forty Thousand on an MFA? Well, if my goal lost was to be an award winning author after signing the dotted line than yes, but the goal of Humanities isn’t toContinue reading “The End of the English Major | The New Yorker”

Beckstoffer To Kalon and the Mystery Bottle | Wine-Searcher News & Features

An intriguing lawsuit pits an opportunistic wine company against a Napa heavyweight. We know which side our money is on. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher — Read on http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2023/02/beckstoffer-to-kalon-and-the-mystery-bottle Looks like I found the basis for my next book!