FROM Rob Schneider
‘Real Rob’ There’s a basic tenet in Hollywood that business is done with OPM: Other People’s Money. Rob Schneider is breaking this rule in a big way. The Saturday Night live alum (who you may also know as Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo or The Hot Chick, among others) has created the new TV show Real Rob. This time around he doesn’t have to deal with notes from network executives, but his project also has no network funding. Schneider is paying to make the series out of his own pocket and as of yet, he has no distributor. Schneider plays an exaggerated version of himself and he’s cast his real-life wife and baby daughter in the show, too.
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.
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.
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.