FROM Clifford Pearson
Engineers and Elections If you've been following this presidential campaign you will know that Republican front-runner Donald Trump is really excited about his US-Mexico border wall. Building -- as in rebuilding the country's infrastructure -- is frequently mentioned, at least by Trump and the Democratic candidates. Trump often invokes China's Great Wall, and that country's boom in construction of bridges, dams and high speed rail. It turns out that eight out of China's top nine government officials are scientists or engineers. Is there a connection between innovation and the types of politicians we elect?
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
LA cleantech's future, music photographer Mick Rock As President Trump embraces dirty fuels, what happens to LA's burgeoning cleantech industry? Start-up companies are planning for an uncertain future but staying optimistic. Veteran photographer Mick Rock defined a musical era. Now the camera has been turned on him. Mick Rock and Barnaby Clay talk about capturing glam and its legacy in Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock.
San Francisco, Santa Clara challenge Trump's sanctuary policies San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.