FROM Kate Hansen
The Olympic's Dancing Luger We check back in with Kate Hansen, a SoCal luger who made it all the way to the Sochi Olympics. Kate blew up on the internet earlier this week when her unusual warm-up routine was caught on tape: Kate likes to blast Beyoncé in her headphones and dance around before hopping on her luge.
Olympic Luger Kate Hansen Given the climate here in sunny Southern California, you wouldn’t think this would be home to many winter sports enthusiasts. So how does someone growing up in La Cañada end up hurtling down twisty ice chutes at 80 miles an hour for the US Olympic luge team?
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.