FROM Alan Zarembo
Getting organ transplants: Why wait times are longer in Los Angeles than New Orleans If you live in LA, San Francisco or New York and you get sick and need a new liver or a lung, you’ll probably have to wait a lot longer than someone in South Carolina or Louisiana. You may even run out of time before the organ becomes available. That’s because organs are generally donated locally. But that may be changing thanks to a lawsuit in New York.
PTSD Claims An LA Times investigative report finds that PTSD claims have exploded - and that many of those cases could be exaggerated or made up entirely. But is it better to over-treat PTSD than under-treat the condition?
First an Oscar, Now Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize Al Gore has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his international work on global warming. He shares the award with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . The former Vice President vowed to honor the award by working to speed up the world's change in awareness about the urgency of the problem. Alan Zarembo writes for the Los Angeles Times .
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."