FROM Smilee Barnacle
LA Maker: Smilee Barnacle In an age of complex digital design LA artists and architects are turning to specialty fabricators to build their concepts. Artist and maker, Smilee Barnacle, whose client list includes Shepard Fairey, Andrea Zittel, Mark Bradford, and architect Tom Wiscombe, talks about “making” in LA’s new age of manufacturing, and reflects on the impact of the computer on the tradition of crafting ones art. Part of an installation for the Venice Bienale 2011, "Gloria," designed by Allorra & Calzadilla, and built by Barnacle Brothers
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.