FROM Jayne Huckerby
Women and Terrorism Elsewhere in the Middle East, Hayat Boumeddiene, the girlfriend of one of the terrorists who attacked Paris two weeks ago, may be in Syria. French police are still searching for her, and the hunt highlights one of the more overlooked aspects of jihadism: the role of women. About 10 percent of Westerners recruited into the Islamic extremist group ISIS are women. That number is twice as high in France. And they’re taking active roles in planning and executing attacks. What draws them in?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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."
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
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?