FROM Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Changing Minds through Film Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is well-known in Hollywood not only as the creator of several sitcoms -- including the CBS hit Designing Women -- but as a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. She and her husband, Harry Thomason, have played major roles in shaping the image that the Clintons present to the public. Linda has made campaign films for both of them, including the landmark 14-minute movie The Man From Hope which may have helped Bill first win the presidency. Now, Bloodworth-Thomason wants to sway public opinion on gay marriage with her new documentary Bridegroom (available on Netflix). (L-R) Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, former President Clinton, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Harry Thomason from the 'Bridegroom' premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival
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."
'Dandelion and Quince,' food and crime, 'All About Eggs' Sarah Lohman talks about the murder and historic recipes that form the backbone of her new book, “Ohio 1910,” and Rachel Khong shares highlights from Lucky Peach’s last cookbook, “All About Eggs.” Michelle Mckenzie tells us how to cook oft-forgotten fruits, veggies and herbs, and Jonathan Gold reviews AR Cucina in Culver City. Plus: raspberries at the market and a special guest DJ set from Alton Brown.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
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.