Margaret Eby


Jennifer Weiner Questions Genre and Gender in the Literary World

By Margaret Eby

Jennifer Weiner Questions Genre and Gender in the Literary World
Jennifer Weiner is known as a best-selling author of fiction aimed at women. But what keeps her up at night is how the literary establishment pigeonholes writers by genre and gender.Read More


The Science of Laughter

By Margaret Eby

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Zucker Bakery’s Turkey-Stuffed Sufganiyah

By Margaret Eby

Zucker Bakery’s Turkey-Stuffed Sufganiyah
Even if you love turkey dinner and a deep-fried glazed doughnut, the thought of the combining the two may not have occurred to you. But, in the age of the cronut and bacon-flavored everything, of course the rare overlap between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah could not leave the pastry world unmarred. In honor of the holiday, the brave owners of Zucker bakery have created a holiday pastry Frankenstein: the turkey-stuffed sufganiyah.Read More


Katz's Deli Gets Artsy

By Margaret Eby

Katz's Deli Gets Artsy
Want a side of art with that pastrami on rye? You’re in luck. As part of celebrations for the iconic Lower East Side deli’s 125th birthday, Katz’s Deli commissioned the space next door to their restaurant to use as a pop-up gallery.Read More


Neil Blumenthal Is Behind Each Pair of Distributed Warby Parker Glasses

By Margaret Eby

Neil Blumenthal Is Behind Each Pair of Distributed Warby Parker Glasses
For every pair of glasses Warby Parker sells, it gives a pair to someone in need. The strategy is as clever as it is generous.Read More






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