FROM Elvis Summers
Returning Tiny Houses to the Homeless Elvis Summers builds houses for the homeless in L.A. Tiny houses – 6 feet wide and 8 feet long. He’s given away 37 mini-homes so far, but in February, the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation confiscated about a dozen of them from a South L.A. sidewalk. At the time, the mayor’s office said at the time that the structures were unsafe, but now Garcetti’s done an about-face. His office said recently that the city will return the impounded houses, however, it’s still unclear where they will end up.
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.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.