FROM Gwendolyn Oxenham
Why women's professional soccer doesn't get the respect - or pay - it deserves Gwendolyn Oxenham played a season of soccer for a top pro team in Brazil. She was paid nothing. A horse sometimes grazed in the middle of the field where the team practiced. Now she has written a book that tells the personal stories of some of the sport’s best women players at a time when soccer is big business for some.
The Women's World Cup In the Women’s World Cup, the U.S. beat Australia last night. Another team to watch, Brazil, squares off against South Korea today. The leader of team Brazil is a player known simply as “Marta.” She’s one of the best soccer players of all time, and yet she barely makes enough money to make soccer a full-time career. Marta’s story illustrates the chasm between men and women’s professional soccer. Why the disparity?
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?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.