FROM Jose Eskenazi
UCLA Launches an Alternate 'LA Midnight' Uniform Since the Oregon Ducks teamed up with Nike, and its chairman Phil Knight, they've transformed the football world with their non-stop, often "quacky," parade of uniform styles and colors. Now UCLA has released images of its "LA Midnight" or Black, alternate uniform for the Bruins game against Washington on November 15. What can this change do for the team? Why do USC's Trojans stick with the tried and true? We hear about the pros and cons of uniform changes with two associate athletic directors, Glenn Toth of UCLA and Jose Eskenazi of USC.
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.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.