FROM David Remnick
Steamy summer reads: Spies, sex, and a total eclipse Jason Matthews, a spy novelist who used to work for the CIA in the Soviet bloc, talks with David Remnick about Russian intelligence and the Trump campaign.
Syrian War Crimes, Country Music, and a Central Park Salad Writer Patricia Marx tries her hand at urban foraging, picking a salad in New York's Central Park. And we hear about a group that’s secretly making a war crimes case against the Syrian government.
Summer music festival with James Taylor and Lucinda Williams Two giants of American songwriting look back over their careers and perform a few songs. James Taylor, and Lucinda Williams, live onstage from the New Yorker Festival.
Virtual reality, and the politics of genetics Author Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how genetics and environment shape our daily lives. And comedian Reggie Watts gives us an insider's view on virtual reality.
Merchant Ivory's gay love story, and a visit with Noriega David Remnick discusses the Trump Administration's approach to North Korea's missile tests with Robert Gallucci, a diplomat and arms negotiator.
Jerrod Carmichael, and the truth about impeachment A lawyer who defended Bill Clinton when he was impeached in 1998 explains what impeachment really is, and what the standard is for an impeachable offense. T
Fear and the NRA, and Lena Dunham on the end of Girls A gun blogger who's a lifelong member of the NRA talks about how that organization has used fear to advance gun rights. And Lena Dunham talks about life after the TV show Girls.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
'Dandelion and Quince,' food and crime, 'All About Eggs' Sarah Lohman talks about the murder and historic recipes that form the backbone of her new book, “Ohio 1910,” and Rachel Khong shares highlights from Lucky Peach’s last cookbook, “All About Eggs.” Michelle Mckenzie tells us how to cook oft-forgotten fruits, veggies and herbs, and Jonathan Gold reviews AR Cucina in Culver City. Plus: raspberries at the market and a special guest DJ set from Alton Brown.
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?