FROM Joshua Topolsky
Joshua Topolsky on the Convergence of Tech and Entertainment Joshua Topolsky, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Verge and resident tech consultant for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, joins us for a sort of tutorial. He surveys with Kim the devices and services that bring TV shows and movies into our living rooms today and speculates on what will last going in to the future. From binge viewing to streaming on boxes like Apple TV, Xbox , Sony PlayStation and the Roku box, the choices are many. How to sort through what does what. Plus, he addresses which services -- Netflix , Hulu , Amazon streaming -- rival old fashioned cable.
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.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.