FROM Nelson George
Four Decades of Soul Train The funky TV show Soul Train was one of the longest syndicated shows ever created. It lasted from 1971 to 2006. It was the brainchild of Don Cornelius, who became TV royalty as Soul Train rode to the upper echelons of TV. We talk to the author of a new book that chronicles the show and how it became so successful.
Four Decades of 'Soul Train' The funky TV show Soul Train was one of the longest syndicated shows ever created, lasting from 1971 to 2006. It was the brainchild of Don Cornelius, who became TV royalty as Soul Train rode to the upper echelons of TV. We talk to the author of a new book that chronicles the show and how it became so successful.
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?
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.”
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
'Dandelion and Quince,' food and crime, 'All About Eggs' Sarah Lohman talks about the murder and historic recipes that form the backbone of her new book, “Ohio 1910,” and Rachel Khong shares highlights from Lucky Peach’s last cookbook, “All About Eggs.” Michelle Mckenzie tells us how to cook oft-forgotten fruits, veggies and herbs, and Jonathan Gold reviews AR Cucina in Culver City. Plus: raspberries at the market and a special guest DJ set from Alton Brown.