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.
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.
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?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.