FROM Andrea Bernstein
The relationship between Jared Kushner and the Saudi Crown Prince Trump’s senior advisor Jared Kushner and the Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince like to hang out and text each other. The Crown Prince recently bragged that he has Kushner in his pocket. What could he do for Kushner -- and his business debts?
Why the Manhattan D.A. refused to bring criminal charges against Trump's kids Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump were facing criminal indictments for allegedly misleading investors about a Trump real estate project in New York. Charges were never brought, and now there are questions about the Manhattan district attorney receiving campaign donations from the Trumps’ lawyer.
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?
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.
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.