Photographs by CHRISTOPHER PAYNE OCT. 24, 2018 For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. Photographs by CHRISTOPHER PAYNE OCT. 24, 2018 by INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS Like any good immigrant, I know on which bodega shelves to find the food portals to my childhood. I know where to turn, where to crouch, where to bow before the ready-made boxes to make Colombian buñuelos, pandebonos, pandeyucas and arepas. But the one food item I cannot find in San Francisco is the candy of my childhood. I grew, as we say in Colombia, a punta de Bon Bon Bum. The strawberry lollipop was such a central part of my diet, I wouldn’t be surprised if I was made of equal parts Valle del Cauca sugar and red dye No.40. Bon Bon Bums (pronounced like the French bonbon and the English “boom”) are lollipops … [Read more...] about Inside Colombia’s Beloved Candy Factory
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By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
On March 12, the National Book Critics Circle awarded the late Ellen Willis the top prize in its criticism category for The Essential Ellen Willis, a collection of over 40 years’ worth of Willis’s writing. Willis, who served as the first-ever pop critic for the New Yorker in the early Sixties, died of lung cancer at the age of 64 in 2006. She began writing for the Village Voice in the early Seventies, and became a staff writer here in 1979, where she remained as a writer and senior editor for the next decade. Edited by her daughter, journalist Nona Willis Aronowitz, The Essential Ellen Willis is a wonderfully motley assortment of essays, reported features, and political commentary. It also includes a generous helping of articles that originally appeared in the Village Voice. On the next page, you can read a piece she wrote for the cover of the July 29, 1981, issue, “Escape From New York,” which appears in the anthology. They don’t look real to me How can I … [Read more...] about Read ‘Escape From New York,’ From Ellen Willis’s Award-Winning Anthology
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print A woman in an area for families of 9-11 victims holds flowers and a sign that reads "Never Forgotten" at a memorial service marking the fifth anniversary of the attacks at the site of the former World Trade Center. BLOOMBERG NEWS Enlarge The overall death toll from the attacks stands at 2,977 — including 2,753 killed as a result of the attacks at the World Trade Center, 184 killed at the Pentagon and 40 killed in the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. The death toll does not include the 19 hijackers aboard the four jetliners that crashed at the attack sites. The World Trade Center death toll includes three victims who died of respiratory disease months to years after 9/11 and whose deaths were reclassified as homicides by the New York City medical examiner's office because of the victims' exposure to World Trade Center dust at the time of the twin towers' collapse. The list includes the victims' … [Read more...] about A list of the 2,977 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks
See more Calendar listings at www.troyrecord.com/community. Submit items at least two weeks in advance to [email protected] Friday, April 20ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ART EXHIBIT: In “Upon the Ground, Below the Water,” artists Richard Barlow, Daesha Devón Harris, Matt Frieburghaus, Tanya Marcuse, Kingsley Parker and Claire Sherwood observe features of landscape marked by human endeavor. The exhibit runs from March 24 - September 3 at the Albany International Airport Gallery, open daily from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. A public reception will be held Friday, April 20, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ALBANY SHINDIG: The “Albany Shindig!” on April 20 is a fun and friendly good old-fashioned “Maple Sugaring” Party. A mini-concert with live music by Set Américain is followed by easy folk dances to live fiddle music with caller Paul Rosenberg. Snacks provided by Honest Weight Food Coop. No experience or partner needed. 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., First … [Read more...] about Community calendar for April 20, 2018