FROM Josh Constine
Snapchat Spectacles Reactions to tonight’s presidential debate will no doubt play out in real time across social media: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat. Donald Trump’s campaign even made a “Crooked Hillary” filter for Snapchat, a frame that users can place over their pictures. But there’s even bigger news in the Snapchat universe. Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc., dropped a new product called Snapchat Spectacles. They’re sunglasses that record video from the wearer’s perspective and automatically upload the videos to Snapchat wirelessly. It’s the company’s first hardware product, a risky move according to some tech gurus.
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.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”