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.
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?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
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.