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Literary Scene: Kim Volkman: For Those That Dance with the Skeleton – a book of short stories

How to begin writing about Kim Volkman’s second autobiographical publication other than to use a metaphor? Think of the mind like a mansion, and Volkman’s first book The Devil Won’t Take Charity as the entry way. Think then of the stories in For Those Who Dance with the Skeleton as the front windows. It is an unusual way to write about life experiences; the short story genre, but you will be amazed at just how well short stories work in this instance. […]

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Recipe Scene: Persian Love Cake

This is a super easy version of this beautiful cake, recipe from taste.com. Usually a Persian love cake is made by preparing a basic mix and using that as a sort of base, and adding yoghurt and a few other tings tot the remaining batter to make the rest of the cake. This recipe however is really quick, as you just throw everything in. It still retains the essence of the traditionally prepared cake, but takes half the time to prepare. […]