‘Mischling’ explores beauty, hope amid terror in Mengele’s ‘Zoo’ Of the acts Nazis carried out during the Holocaust, the human experiments conducted by Josef Mengele were particularly horrific. At his co-called “Zoo” at Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele – the “Angel of Death” as he was known – mutilated, poisoned, murdered, and dissected children. He had a particular interest in identical twins. That fact has been an obsession for young novelist Affinity Konar. She has set her new novel in Auschwitz and it’s told from the perspective of a pair of 12-year-old twin girls, Stasha and Pearl.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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.