FROM Jon Mooallem
Eagle Cam Adventure All over the world, hundreds of wildlife cameras capture bears, birds and fish in real time and stream the footage online. When an eagle in a popular wildlife stream was injured recently, virtual bird-watching turned into a real-life rescue. The episode raised all kinds of questions about wildlife cameras, why we’re drawn to them and how we interact with nature.
Journey to the Center of the World 85-year-old Jacques-André Istel has grandiose plans to build a monument to world history in the California desert. And the project is well underway. We get to know the mayor of Felicity, population two, which has been named the official center of the world.
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?
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.
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.