FROM Jessica Valenti
Jessica Valenti: “Sex Object: A Memoir” When Jessica Valenti was 12, a man masturbated in front of her on a New York subway station platform. As she tells in her new memoir, it was just the first of many similar episodes...Growing up in New York, her teens were filled with men pushing themselves up against her in crowded subway cars, flashing her, or making suggestive comments. As a young adult, Valenti started writing about women’s issues and launched the website Feministing. These days she writes a column on gender and politics for the Guardian, U.S...And as a well-known feminist writer and blogger, she continues to attract the attention of men, often in online comments too ugly and offensive to be repeated on the radio. In “Sex Object: A Memoir,” Valenti connects the dots between her childhood experiences and her adult self.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
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.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."