FROM Frank Griffin
Pedorazzi California recently passed a law aimed at protecting kids from the paparazzi. But some celebrities don’t think the new law goes far enough. Actress Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Sheppard have been leading a boycott of magazines that still publish unauthorized photos of celebrity kids. And they’re making progress. This week, People Magazine and the celebrity gossip site Just Jared have agreed to stop running any photos of kids without the permission of their parents.
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."
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.