FROM Robert Livingstone
The Olympics: How Do Cities Get Picked to Host? The International Olympic Committee announced today that Beijing will host the 2022 winter games, making it the first city ever to host both the summer and winter games. But the decision hints at changes in the thinking of the International Olympic Committee when it comes to choosing hosts cities.
LA May Get Another Shot at Olympic Gold Boston was the US Olympic Committee’s first choice to host the summer games in 2024. Los Angeles was number two. Now that Boston’s dropped out, is LA ready to bid again? We hear the pros and the cons.
L.A.’s Olympic Bid Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in the Bay Area this morning, pitching the U.S. Olympic Committee on why our city should host the 2024 summer games. Los Angeles is up against Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to become the American host candidate for 2024. If selected by the U.S.O.C., L.A. would then compete against international cities for the title. What are our chances? Also, we look back to the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles and what benefits they brought to the city.
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.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
What's at stake if Hollywood writers strike? Writers in Hollywood just finished voting yay or nay to go on strike. The vote is expected to be in favor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job. We get the details and look at the effects of the last strike.