FROM Ole G. Mouritsen
Umami Ole G. Mourtisen is a distinguished scientist and professor of biophysics at the University of Southern Denmark. His book, Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste , won the Danish national Mad+Medier+Prisen (Food and Media Award) in the category of academic food communication. Find a recipe for White Asparagus in Miso with Oysters, Cucumber Oil, and Small Fish on the Good Food Blog.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
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?