FROM Catherine Keener
Keener and Walken on Acting Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken star alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in the new movie, A Late Quartet . It's the kind of indie, character-driven piece that can fly below the radar in these crowded movie season. For Walken it's a role he rarely plays -- the benevolent father figure to a string quartet. The Business producer Darby Maloney caught up with Walken and Keener when the film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. They talked about the business of acting -- what makes for a 'good job,' being used as bait to gain financing for a film and that Walken gets few offers these days, in part because of his age. At one point Keener asks Walken if he'd ever consider being a director. His answer is pure Walken.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.
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.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.