FROM Andrew Jarecki
'The Jinx' Five years ago, director Andrew Jarecki and producer Marc Smerling came out with a movie based on the life of billionaire New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who’s been suspected but never convicted of three murders. After their film, All Good Things, was released, they got an unexpected phone call: it was Durst -- the real Durst -- offering himself up for a first-ever interview about his life and alleged crimes. They took him up on it, and the result is The Jinx, a six-part HBO series that started on February 8th. We talk to the filmmakers about their experience making the project.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.