FROM Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) has made her directorial debut, Paradise. She speaks openly about how she was glad to have tried her hand at directing but that she won’t do it again. She’d rather be the “Robin” to the director’s “Batman” and not be the one in charge. Also, as a mother, she found it nearly impossible to balance mothering and directing. Cody also reads—and elaborates on—her list of tips for top screenwriters that recently appeared in vulture.com .
Trump's budget could deal a painful blow to California President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development, and public education would reverberate throughout California.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
LA's legendary restaurants, Gwen, cardoons, Dock to Dish 2.0 Melissa Clark switches up the dinner game with her latest cookbook, “Dinner,” and George Geary shares stories of the iconic restaurants where’s Tinseltown’s elite once dined. Jonathan Gold treats himself to meat from the butcher shop at Gwen, and Michael Cimarusti makes a pitch for a new seafood tracking system called Dock to Dish 2.0. Plus: Chef Casey Thompson shops for cardoons at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
California congressmen clash over Russian meddling Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.