Author: Wesley

How to Wing It: Cooking Black-Eyed Peas

I’d like to introduce you to my friend, the black-eyed pea. Actually a bean, these guys are packed with protein and fiber, as well as magnesium, iron, and calcium, and they taste awesome. I’m not trying to Columbus black-eyed peas: to people in the south and African American communities across the country these legumes are old news. But I know…

Camp Nanowrimo Sucked (and Made Me a Better Writer)

Stephen King said of writing, “Don’t wait for the muse. As I’ve said, he’s a hardheaded guy who’s not susceptible to a lot of creative fluttering. This isn’t the Ouija board or the spirit-world we’re talking about here, but just another job like laying pipe or driving long-haul trucks,” and I believed him. I knew from past creative endeavors like…

Don’t Make Your Monsters Grow: What Power Rangers can Learn from Logan

[Note: this review includes some mild spoilers for the movies Logan and Power Rangers. You should just go see Logan.] Logan might be the best superhero movie I’ve ever seen. It’s the latest from the X-Men franchise, centered on Wolverine, the shit-talking, metal-clawed, quick-healing hero who goes by Logan when he’s not ripping people’s arms off. Now, I like action movies. Even when they’re…

Amazon Music is Free, Y’all

I am bad at saving money. I buy coffee way too many times a week and have been known to sign up for gym memberships and then barely use them. But I also hate services that automatically take money out of my bank account every month (which is why I’ll be using my parents’ Netflix account until I die–thanks, Mom!).…

Webcomics 101

Okay, confession time: I read way too many webcomics. I started a short little list of the comics I read in an average week, and then added a list of ones I read in the past but have wrapped up (I’m still lowkey mourning for Dr. McNinja, which was one of the very first webcomics I ever read), then added in…

Pro Tip: Madeleines Are Easy

Is there anybody who doesn’t like madeleines? They’re spongey and simple and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, and pretty much every time I see a three-pack of them at Starbucks I buy it (that’s not a pro tip, I am not proud of myself). But I recently discovered that these sweet little babies are not hard to…

Meet the Team: Wesley

Why did you decide to join the rad-ish? Mostly because Abbey asked me to. I would take a bullet for Abbey. But honestly, it sounded like a super fun project with an amazing group of ladies, and I think it captures something really special–that feeling of talking about the books and movies and art and songs you love with people…

Check Out This Cheeky British Podcast

Lately, my boyfriend and I have been listening to a pornographic podcast together. Within minutes of the first episode, a hot young woman was stripping down for a sexy job interview. But the sexiest part of our listening experience was seeing how cute my guy looks when he’s laughing super hard. My Dad Wrote a Porno is an incredibly un-sexy, incredibly…

Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

When I was at a writing and publishing conference this February a really nice Coach House Books employee recommended Fifteen Dogs to me and, being Canadian, promptly apologized for making me buy a book from his table which was selling books. Then he gave me a free tote bag. I think being from Toronto might not make you a natural…