FROM Smilee Barnacle
LA Maker: Smilee Barnacle In an age of complex digital design LA artists and architects are turning to specialty fabricators to build their concepts. Artist and maker, Smilee Barnacle, whose client list includes Shepard Fairey, Andrea Zittel, Mark Bradford, and architect Tom Wiscombe, talks about “making” in LA’s new age of manufacturing, and reflects on the impact of the computer on the tradition of crafting ones art. Part of an installation for the Venice Bienale 2011, "Gloria," designed by Allorra & Calzadilla, and built by Barnacle Brothers
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.
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
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."