FROM Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith Talks Kickstarter Back in 2009, before the advent of popular crowd-funding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Kevin Smith considered tapping his fans to fund the low budget horror film Red State. But one critical blogpost calling him "a beggar" took all that away. Then in 2012 -- well before the Veronica Mars film and Zach Braff projects made millions on Kickstarter -- Smith planned a Clerks 3 crowd-funding plan. But when it was delayed so the key actors in the Clerks movies could finally resolve an outstanding payment issue with the Weinstein Company regarding Clerks 2, Smith reconsidered. Now he's going through with this contractual obligation to offer the third -- and final -- installment of Clerks to the Weinstseins. But Smith plans to fund the movie the old-fashioned way. Himself. The straight-talking filmmaker is reflective and non-judgmental as he explains why he doesn't feel it's right for him to suck up millions of dollars out of the crowd-funding pot when there are budding filmmakers who need money more than he does. "Clerks 3" script
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.