"Dear Sugar Radio"
FROM Cheryl Strayed
The Presidential Election is Breaking Up Relationships What do you do if you’re a Bernie supporter but your best friend is a Hillary fan? Or your parents are voting for Trump, and you can’t understand why? Do you try to convince your loved ones to come to your side? Avoid the topic? Antagonize each other? The hosts of the podcast “Dear Sugar Radio” recently devoted two episodes to answering letters from people whose relationships have been strained this election, and they join Press Play with a little advice.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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."