Journalist and Author
FROM Ben Ehrenreich
'The Way to the Spring': Life and Death in a Palestinian Village A 17-year-old Palestinian boy broke into a West Bank settlement last week and stabbed a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl to death while she slept. It’s the latest in an ongoing wave of violence around West Bank settlements that has resulted in the deaths of 33 Israelis and more than 200 Palestinians in the last nine months. More than half a million people now live in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. One of those settlements, Halamish, sits right next to the small Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. Since 2011, author and journalist Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to Nabi Saleh, and other Palestinian communities, to report on their protests, their confrontations with Israeli troops, and the often harsh realities of their lives. The result is a new book called “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.”
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
What the shooting at North Park Elementary means for San Bernardino In San Bernardino yesterday, two people were killed after a man opened fire in a classroom for special-needs kids. What does this say about a city that saw a 41 percent increase in murders between 2015 and 2016? Also, how do kids who witness school shootings cope emotionally?
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.