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A Feast of Serendib

Dark roasted curry powder, a fine attention to the balance of salty-sour-sweet, wholesome red rice and toasted curry leaves, plenty of coconut milk and chili heat. These are the flavors of Sri Lanka.

In A Feast of Serendib, Mary Anne Mohanraj introduces her mother’s cooking and her own Americanizations, providing a wonderful introduction to Sri Lankan American cooking, straightforward enough for a beginner, and nuanced enough to capture the flavor of Sri Lankan cooking.

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Don’t Eat the Ornaments

Aryabhata, please do not eat the ornaments. Nothing on this tree is particularly breakable (or edible), but it’s probably just as well that I’d planned on it going outside.

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Two Christmas rom-com reviews, both on Netflix:

A Castle for Christmas: Super-thin writing, super-thin plot, Brooke Shields doesn’t do it for me at all. BUT still kind of glad I watched it because the knitters are adorable, and Cary Elwes is a joy to watch every minute he’s on screen — and there are at least two

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Any Wholesome LGBTQ+ Family Entertainment Recommendations?

Looking for recommendations of wholesome LGBTQ+ family entertainment that I can watch with the kids. Single All the Way is a perfect example (v. sweet gay holiday rom-com), but also interested in sit-coms, dramas, etc. There’s Modern Family and Will & Grace — what else is out there? Would especially

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Feeling a Little Blue

I admit, I’m feeling a little blue right now — I’ve just had to cancel the SLF’s Portolan Writing Project Kickstarter, after putting a tremendous amount of time and effort into promoting it over the last month. In the last hour, we’d gotten up to almost $5200 in pledges, with

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The story of

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of A Feast of Serendib, Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change, and twelve other titles. Other recent publications include stories for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series, Perennial: A Garden Romance (Tincture), stories at Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, and an essay in Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies.


Mohanraj founded Hugo-nominated and World Fantasy Award-winning speculative literature magazine Strange Horizons, and serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit ( and the Speculative Literature Foundation (  She is Clinical Associate Professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Jump Space 90%
Vegan Serendib 99%

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Mary Anne Mohanraj