FROM Anna Waronker
'It All Dies Anyway: LA, Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era' In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, some of the biggest bands from the burgeoning alternative rock scene used to play a tiny coffeehouse in Arlington Heights — Jabberjaw. From L7 to the Make-Up, Bratmobile and Nirvana, the club was the place to be for a certain subset of the L.A. music scene, far from the Sunset Strip. A new book called It All Dies Anyway: LA, Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era collects the photos and flyers and memories the legendary venue. From 'It All Dies Anyway: LA, Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era'
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."
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?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.