Ivanka Trump, who has kept a low profile since moving her family to Washington, is beginning a quiet push on the same women’s economic empowerment agenda she advocated on the campaign trail last year.
On Thursday night, President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter hosted a dinner party with a group of CEOs at her new Kalorama home—the stated purpose, according to two attendees, was for Ivanka Trump to solicit ideas on how to promote women in the workforce and fight for issues like paid maternity leave.
The working dinner party marked Ivanka Trump’s first step toward trying to influence policy in her father’s administration. Trump’s most high-profile first daughter stepped down from her executive position at the Trump Organization, and separated from her eponymous fashion line last month, to serve as an outside support system for her father and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. But Thursday night’s dinner marked Ivanka Trump’s foray into politics on her own, since moving to the nation’s capital.
Attending the Thursday night dinner was Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Ernst & Young CEO Mark Weinberger; Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky; investment banker Adebayo Ogunlesi; JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon; Trump’s head of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn; and Dina Powell, the former Goldman Sachs partner who recently joined the administration to advise Ivanka Trump and Kushner.
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1. Waiting On My Horrible Warning
A guttural garbled mess. Better not admit you like it.
2. The Bar Is Low
Is any song more fitting of these times? It’s a pop song.
Like the Bataan Death March, then nirvana.
4. Cold Whip Cream
Let it fly! Throttle wide open.
5. Love Without Emotion
A loping beat with crooning lyrics and guitar.
6. I’m a Man
7. (Won’t Tell You) My Sign
This one is totally fine.
8. It’s Your Knees
If Black Sabbath had covered Metallica.
9. Worldwide Marine Asset Financial Analyst
As a worker, this one speaks to me.
10. Have You Ever Been Furniture
Feeling the angst on this one.
12. Not Even Married
It’s an angry sound, but catchy.
My sixth podcast for Razorcake is available now.
I reviewed Joe Halstead’s debut novel here.
A remembrance of Keith Schieron, producer of “We Jam Econo,” for Razorcake.
Tasting The Alchemist’s Focal Banger
Drank from the can! Passionfruit, citrusy nose. Citrus, grassy start. Bitter uplift, and a resiny finish.
Tasting Tree House Brewing’s Julius
Pours hazy orange. Moderate head, fine lace. Grapefruit, pine on the nose. Juicy grapefruit hop flavor, a hint of biscuit in the finish.
My review of Aaron Gilbreath’s book of essays is up on Chicago Review of Books.
I wrote some speculative fiction about Scott Halpin, the guy who jumped onstage to play with the Who when Keith Moon passed out at a 1973 show. Check it out here.
My fifth Razorcake podcast is available now, featuring new music by (among others) Strange Passage, Nocturnal Habits and Nervous Triggers.
I reviewed Jason DeBoer’s Annihilation Songs for Electric Literature.
I interview postermaker extraordinaire Jay Ryan for Pitchfork here.
I reviewed Peter Orner’s new book “Am I Alone Here?” for Electric Literature.
Check out the article I wrote about my Spam key for McSweeny’s Internet Tendency.
340g KA AP
45g rye flour
¼ tsp instant yeast
2 hour fermentation
2 hour fermentation
49min at 425*F (first 15min steam)
Primed with 2/3 cup brown sugar
3 12oz bottles
22 22oz bottles
Wherein I interview Tobias Carroll for the Collapsar.
3.5gal strike water @ 165*F
5gal strike water @ 165*F
0min 1oz Willamete, 1oz Tetang
10min 1oz Peter’s Stash
20min 1oz Peter’s Stash
30min 1oz Peter’s Stash
40min 1oz Peter’s Stash
50min 1oz Peter’s Stash
60min 1oz Peter’s Stash
70min >1oz Peter’s Stash
Cooled to 95*F
Pitched 1 pkg Safale US-04
400g KA AP
200g HM Rye
30min autolayse15g salt Knead by flap and fold. 2hr rise
Featuring music by the Proletariat, Bad Leg, Savak, Mary and the Immaculate Rejections and a ton more.
I did some writing on Amy Farina’s drumming for the Warmers on The Collapsar.
I interviewed Sam about his new book ‘Exploded View’ here.
Here’s a review of Ben Snakepit’s new “Manor Threat” anthology for Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
Here’s my third podcast for Razorcake, featuring new music by Dr. Identity, G.L.O.S.S., Bad Leg, Thick Tang, the Ergs! and more.
I review Jason Buchholz’s debut novel “A Paper Son” for Cabildo Quarterly.
A sordid tale of corporate seats and flat knuckleballs is now available in the new issue of Zisk.
The 50 fatalities at Pulse are considerably more than the 33 victims killed during the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, or the 28 fatalities in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in 2012. The 53 people wounded are also more than the number wounded in any other shooting, with the exception of the Aurora theater shooting in 2012, in which 58 were injured.
Not quite right, but getting closer.
Tasting Evil Twin Brewing’s Even More Jesus Pours like a moonless night. Fine, thick head, like hot cocoa from a machine. Roasty, toasty, nose. Thick mouthfeel, chocolate, coffee, sharp bitterness, clean finish.
I’m still enjoying this.>>
Lorbeer Tasting. Batch #33. Pours golden. Slight head. Apricot nose. Effervescent. Bitter.
Tasting Lorbeer #35
Pours crystal clear, honey/straw. Thin head. Malty nose. Caramel, sweet flavor. Mild.
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project’s Meadowlark IPA
Fare thee well.
Lemony nose, trace head. Orange hue. Light and sparkling, citrusy sweet finish. BrewDog Pilot-013.
Adapted from http://www.breadcetera.com/?p=71
200g KA Rye
2 tsp instant yeast
Add salt and yeast, knead by flap-and-fold
Split into two
Bake @ 425*F 40min (15min steam)
Adapted from MAC
1 qt water
2 oz grated or finely chopped ginger
4 oz white sugar
4 oz turbinado sugar
¾ tsp cream of tartar
4 taps cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
Bring all to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, covered
1 ½ qt water
Juice of 1 lemon
Pitch ¼ tsp of Red Star Champagne yeast
Bottle and cap
Ferment at room temperature for 36 hours
Refrigerate to end fermentation
F.G. 1.008 (7.09% ABV)
Primed with 5oz corn sugar
27 22oz bottles
3 12oz bottles
Fermenting @ 68*F
Transfer to secondary
1oz Simply Select 6.6%
0.5oz Columbus 15.5%
0.5oz Amarillo 8.2%
0.5oz Apollo 17.7%