FROM Anna Rose Holmer
‘The Fits’: The Dreamy Coming of Age Sundance Favorite Coming of age is a common theme in art, especially movies. That moment between childhood and adolescence is full of drama. A new movie set in a Cincinnati housing project with an all African American cast takes on the subject in an innovative way. The Fits , the directorial debut of filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer, is about an 11-year-old girl named Toni who becomes fascinated by a group of older girls in a dance troupe which she joins before seeing some of them come down with mysterious seizures, convulsions and fainting – ‘the fits’. The film has little dialogue, but is more like a dreamy meditation on Toni’s world.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.