FROM Emma Fitzsimmons
Northeast Public Transit Problems Los Angeles Metro riders faced longer commutes Monday after a car crashed through a fence onto the tracks of the Expo Line. Service was disrupted until the car could be towed away. As far as transportation woes go, that was nothing. In Washington D.C. this past March, the city’s Metro service had to shut down for the entire day, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded. The shutdown was so traumatic, #Metropocalypse trended on social media. As it turns out, subway systems throughout the Northeast are crumbling . Service interruptions are routine for riders in New York and Boston where, unlike Los Angeles, their subway systems are old and in major need of repairs – to the tune of billions of dollars.
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.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.