FROM Humera Khan
ISIS on Twitter In the wake of the terror attack in San Bernardino, a familiar story has emerged. Two young Muslims living in the West became radicalized and began to identify with groups like ISIS. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik’s journey, like many others, was in some part fueled by interactions they had on social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube — the communication tools of the modern age that we’ve all come to rely on — are also the tools terror groups like ISIS use to spread their message and recruit new followers. What can we do about it?
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."
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?