FROM Max Read
Pokemon Go If you see roving groups of people walking very slowly with their eyes glued to their cell phones this week, well, that’s not new. But the sheer number of them has increased because of a new cell phone game called Pokemon Go. It’s an augmented reality app. You hold up your phone with the game on and little Pokemon characters appear in the street view on your phone. For instance, let’s say you’re dropping your kid off at school and are playing the game. You could see a Charizard lurking in the bushes on your screen view of the schoolyard. And if you spot it on your phone, you can go over to those bushes to get close to its geolocation and capture it. The goal is to collect as many of the creatures as possible.
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.
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.