In California, the 2004 Paid Family Leave Act provides new mothers six partially paid weeks of bonding time with their children.
Nov. 11from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In Armenia, saying “let’s eat,” translates to “let’s eat bread.” That’s because bread is the foundation of every meal.
Nov. 8from Good Food
The fall and winter holidays are approaching, so you might find yourself wondering what to bring to parties. Writer Thalassa Skinner suggests reviving the art of the cheese board.
Lynda Barry and Chris Ware discuss the culture of comics, and their new books, Making Comics and Rusty Brown .
Nov. 7from Bookworm
One of the best known Oaxacan restaurants is Guelaguetza in Koreatown. Fernando Lopez opened it in 1994.
Nov. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Writer Nick Neely walked 650 miles from July to November 2016, starting in San Diego and ending in San Francisco. He followed the route that Gaspar de Portolá created in 1769.
Nov. 5from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In 1994, Fernando Lopez and Maria Monterrubio opened the doors of a humble restaurant on 8th St. in LA’s Koreatown. There were four items on the menu at Guelaguetza at the time.
Nov. 1from Good Food
Stanford grad and LA Times columnist Joel Stein goes to the best parties, and rubs shoulders with Moby, Rob Reiner, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Oct. 31from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
John Freeman and Robin Coste Lewis discuss Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on California .
Oct. 31from Bookworm
In the new novel “A Door in the Earth,” journalist-turned-author Amy Waldman takes an unspearing look at the do-gooder narrative.
Oct. 29from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In 1970, Julia Child made a surprising admission on her show, “The French Chef.” She said didn’t understand how the Italians assemble lasagna.
Oct. 25from Good Food
Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump said, “I sort of hope that happens because then, people like me would go in and buy.” Well, people like him did.
Oct. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Journalist Kate Pickert was 35 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Oct. 24from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In tribute, from the archives, a conversation with Harold Bloom (1930-2019) in his apartment to talk about his book, The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King…
Oct. 24from Bookworm
Before social media gave us targeted ads and we could have curated boxes of things shipped right to our doors, we had to be wooed by a jingle or snappy commercial.
Oct. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Jonathan Van Ness is the grooming expert on Netflix’s “ Queer Eye ,” a podcast host, gymnastics and figure skating superfan , and now an author.
Oct. 22from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Chef Josef Centeno says one thing’s for sure about Tex-Mex: it’s inauthentic.
Oct. 18from Good Food
Ivan Orkin is the chef and restaurateur behind Ivan Ramen in New York.
Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life and Work is interested in the writing and ideas of Susan Sontag.
Oct. 17from Bookworm
For some pizza obsessives, an ideal pie might involve a wood-fired oven and an ultra-thin crust.
Oct. 12from Good Food