FROM Yancey Strickler
Kickstarter CEO Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler talks with Kim Masters about the overriding mission of the company and his hopes for the future. Since it launched five years ago, more than six million people have donated over $1 billion to fund more than $63,000 projects. Strickler addresses some of the criticisms that the company has endured in the face of certain projects -- namely the Zach Braff movie and the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset. Strickler also addressed accusations of censorship that were raised by a documentary filmmaker making a movie about a convicted abortion doctor. Ultimately he champions the goal of getting the public to support a creator's vision whether or not a given project proves to be a financial success.
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?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.