FROM Mkhaimar Abusada
Reaction From Residents of Israel and Gaza Early in the conflict, we talked with an Israeli and a Palestinian about what wartime life was like for them. We check in again to discuss the conflict’s aftermath and their hopes for the ceasefire.
Living Amongst the Rockets Sadly, the death of four boys in Gaza is just one of too many tragic stories that continue to emerge from the hostilities between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Meanwhile, life goes on for both sides. We talk to an Israeli and a Palestinian about what their lives are like during the shelling.
What's at Stake for Israel and Hamas? No Israelis have been killed by rockets from Gaza, while the Palestinian death toll from retaliatory strikes is almost 100. But, despite efforts to broker a ceasefire, there’s no end in sight. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’s had “good conversations” with world leaders, including President Obama. But he told reporters today “no international pressure will prevent” continued attacks on the Gaza Strip until there’s an end to rocket fire that’s come closer than ever to major Israeli cities.
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."
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.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
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.