What We Are Reading Today: Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

Updated 13 April 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

This is a memoir that covers Ruth Reichl’s time as editor of the famed food magazine, Gourmet.

Reichl’s writing about her experiences with food has always been “fascinating and great, but this one is also interesting for what she experienced in the magazine publishing world, especially at a difficult time for that industry,” said a review published in goodreads.com.

“It has lots of details about what made her decide to take the job and the work she did and the fights she took on to update and elevate the magazine,” the review added. 

“There are also a lot of stories about the challenges (and what she did not enjoy)- courting advertisers, feeling like the low rung on the ladder as publishers were shifted around, the struggle to create the magazine when budgets were slashed,” it added. 

“The chapters in which she talks about the abrupt end of Gourmet were touching and sad. There’s passion and humor in this story, and Reichl’s writing is always so completely engaging and unpretentious.” 


Rapper 50 cent embraces Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest with playful name change tweet

The ‘Power’ star joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA.” (AFP)
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Rapper 50 cent embraces Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest with playful name change tweet

DUBAI:  US rapper 50 Cent took Twitter by surprise as he teased fans with a joke about a potential name change.

The ‘Power’ star joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA.”

This was after the rapper was added to Jeddah World Fest’s line-up in Saudi Arabia.

Tweeps took to the cheeky tweet by storm, replying with warm messages like “welcome to Saudi 50 HALALA.”

Another Saudi fan wrote, “many thanks 50 Halala.”

The music sensation told his 10 million followers, “I been around the world a few times there’s no place [like] JEDDAH.”

He also shared his experience at the festival with excited fans and wrote, “I had a ball at Jeddah fest, kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The music festival is part of the Jeddah Season of activities which falls under the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s (SCTH) ambitious program of seasonal entertainment for the Kingdom.