FROM Issa Rae
Issa Rae may be 'Insecure', but she's not awkward Issa Rae says she’s awkward. And that’s the premise of her new comedy, “Insecure.” Issa Rae entered pop culture consciousness a few years back with her popular web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” When she released a memoir by the same name last year, she spoke with Press Play about growing up in Compton and not fitting in. “Insecure” premieres October 9th on HBO.
Issa Rae on Being “Black and Awkward” When a friend called Issa Rae "black and awkward” and told her those were the worst things that a person could be, it stung a little. But then, she decided to own it. Issa Rae has since parlayed her personal brand into a popular web series, a pilot development deal with HBO, and a new memoir. We hear from Rae on her unlikely success.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.
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.