Melinda Lewis has a PhD in American Culture Studies. She knows more celebrity gossip than basic math and watches too much television.
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Greek to Me For the past few weeks, I’ve been enjoying red wines made from the indigenous grapes of Greece. I’ve tasted mostly xinomavro from Naoussa, in the northern Greek region of Macedonia, and […]
I’m trying to lose some weight. Do you know of a poem that can help me?
— Candice P., Newport, Rhode Island
A poem to help in the short term, by Jim Harrison […]
Best of 2017 This year was ripe with political conversation and conflict. That’s a given. At The Smart Set, we reflect on the things that brought us joy this year. These were the texts in which we […]