FROM Katie Baker
Broaddrick speaks up again about Bill Clinton rape allegations Fairly or not, Bill Clinton’s policy decisions and his personal indiscretions have plagued Hillary Clinton’s political fortunes, putting her supporters in a difficult position this election. How do you talk honestly about the “The Man from Hope” when your bumper sticker says “I’m With Her”? That dilemma is best represented by a name from the Clintons’ early days as a rising political couple in Arkansas: Juanita Broaddrick. Broaddrick claims Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was the Attorney General of Arkansas. He was never charged, and no one knew about her story until the 1990s, when Clinton was impeached. But what if her story had come out now? Would she have been taken more seriously by the news media and by liberals?
Yes, Stop, L.A. Comedy Some female comedians say they have been exploited by a longstanding improv concept called “Yes, And.” The idea behind “Yes, And” involves one comedian helping another keep the scene moving by finishing or affirming their sentence or thought. But this concept has reportedly led to widespread sexual assaults within the Los Angeles comedy scene. As such, women in the industry are fighting back and going public with their stories of harassment and sexual assault.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.