FROM Ariel Levy
New Yorker writer on losing everything Magazine writer Ariel Levy had it all: cush job, marriage, a baby on the way, vacation place on Long Island. It all fell apart in one month. She lost the baby, her spouse went into rehab for alcoholism, and she had no money. It’s all in her new memoir “The Rules Do Not Apply.” Ariel Levy is author of the memoir “The Rules Do Not Apply.” (Photo by David Klagsbrun)
What it's like to vomit, hallucinate and meditate on Ayahuasca Ayahuasca is a soupy brown liquid brewed from a leafy vine that grows in remote parts of the Amazon. It’s also currently the drug of choice in places like Brooklyn, Silicon Valley and LA. At any given time, there are probably hundreds of people sitting in ceremonial circles drinking tea, preparing themselves for intense mindfulness. They will vomit, then hallucinate, and see deep into their souls, maybe. Ariel Levy journeyed into the world of Ayahuasca for the New Yorker.
Fighting for the soul of the California Democratic Party Over the weekend, Eric Bauman was elected as the new chair of the California Democratic Party. But his main opponent, progressive Kimberly Ellis has not conceded. It was a raucous weekend with Bernie Sanders supporters saying the party is not listening to their concerns.
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Gangsta gardener, a donut dough-bate, 'The Last Magnificent' Artist and community activist Ron Finley discusses how he’s changing South LA, one garden at a time. Chef Jeremiah Tower talks about starring in “The Last Magnificent,” a new documentary about his role as one of the defining figures in the early days of California cuisine. Plus: Laura Avery stuffs her “Good Food” tote full of green garlic, while Evan and The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman get into a heated dough-bate about donuts.
Who will lead California's Democratic Party? It’s been a hectic week in politics. There’s been talk of impeachment, Watergate, and Mike Pence’s political action committee. Also, the California Democratic Party is having its convention in Sacramento this weekend, where they’ll talk strategy and pick a new leader.