Middle East Girls’ Schools As Muslims in America grapple with big questions about how they fit into a society that sometimes treats them unfairly, law enforcement and journalists are following another question: How did San Bernardino mass shooter Tashfeen Malik become radicalized? Malik and her husband, Sayed Farook, killed 14 people and wounded more than 20 others last Wednesday. Part of the answer to how she became radicalized may lie in a chain of ultra-conservative schools for affluent girls and women in Pakistan. Malik attended an Al-Huda islamic institute for a period in 2013, and friends reported a marked change in her while she attended the school. We look into the genesis and practices of these kinds of schools.
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.