Food Highlights From Summit LA18

From irresistible street carts to cannabis-infused and plant-based dishes, culinary wonders matched the high-level dialogues

One of the more impressive aspects of Summit LA 2018 was the culinary vertical—not only for its sheer volume, but also the variety of experiences and unparalleled quality. In the same way the event organizers apply a “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” ethos to its robust event schedule, so too do they apply the philosophy to its polychromatic culinary experience. Joey Rubin, Creative Director of the Culinary Vertical, has been working …

Thoughtful New Insights from Jeff and Mark Bezos

Summit's first content release focuses on an intimate dialogue with predictions for the future

For their first Sessions video release, the team behind Summit have shared a conversation from their most recent Los Angeles ideas festival, hosted back on 4 November. For it, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his TED talk-delivering brother Mark Bezos traverse everything from early inspiration to their hopes for the future. The hour-long piece includes family photos and anecdotes that are both humanizing and empowering. …

Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck

A mastermind of ephemeral works on imagination, planning and creation

With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture. It’s almost impossible to convey the magnificence—though photographs hint at it. These are artworks worth seeking out in person. This past March, Beck …