FROM Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris has worn many hats in show business. He's a TV icon -- between Doogie Howser and his current CBS show, How I Met Your Mother -- he's lampooned his all-American image with a recurring part as himself (albeit a straight, coke-sniffing rake), and was the lead in Joss Whedon's webseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog . Plus, he's hosted the Emmys and the Tonys. But he's also President of the Academy for Magical Arts and is now directing a magic show, Nothing to Hide , at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. He talks about his love of magic, reflects on why and how he didn't face the troubles so many child stars do, and answers he'd allow his two-year old twins to go into the business.
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.
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."
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
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.