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Spring Gardening with Amy Stewart’s Classics

No Comments With spring flowers blooming, our thoughts turn to gardening. Unfortunately, for many of us, green thumbs don’t make that turn, too. But Amy Stewart has us covered, From the Ground Up, so to speak. We’re…

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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment 1 Comment I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…

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Drunken Botany 101

1 Comment 1 Comment A few months ago, the Algonquin team received a rather innocuous looking box in the mail. Because we receive dozens of boxes each day, we weren’t too excited…until we opened it up and discovered a…

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On Writing: Amy Stewart and Paul Collins

1 Comment 1 Comment Amy Stewart and Paul Collins talk belles-lettres, the art of nonfiction, e-publishing, colonial mixed drinks, and cramming for your own interviews. Amy Stewart is the acclaimed author of Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, Flower Confidential, and…

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Amy Stewart: “A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants”

1 Comment 1 Comment A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants. It’s turned into a road show. A carnival of sorts. Social networking, nineteenth-century style. A year before Wicked Plants was released, I was hanging out at the…

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Win This: Wicked Plants Seed Collection

39 Comments 39 Comments As some of you know, I planted a poison garden while I was working on Wicked Plants.  I’d never grown, much less seen, some of the plants in the book, and it’s just too weird…

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Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment 1 Comment We bring you this important news bulletin about Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & other Diabolical Insects (May 2011). c/o the New York Times Amy Stewart is also the author…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Help! There’s this really cute guy working at a local bookstore near my office and I’d love to ask him out. But every time I go into the store he’s busy with…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’ve leaving in a few weeks for a vacation with extended family at a beach house that we’ve rented for a week. Do you have any tips for surviving the week with…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’m attending a housewarming party for a young couple who love good food and outdoor entertaining. I want to get them something useful and enduring–maybe to help with their garden or to…

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