FROM Aric Lasher
Alejandro Aravena and the Obama Library Finalists Some big announcements in the architecture world: Alejandro Aravena won the coveted Pritzker Prize, and the list of firms vying to design the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago was narrowed to seven. Cliff Pearson talks about Aravena's socially oriented, "muscular" work, and the firms in the running for the Obama Library design. Aric Lasher weighs in on how Obama's transformative role as America's first black president shapes expectations for his library.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
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."
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.