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
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."
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.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.