FROM John D'Agata
John D'Agata: The Making of the American Essay Despite 20 years of study, John D'Agata believes that we're still in the "Wild West" of coming to terms with the essay, its long heritage and its creation.
John D'Agata: About a Mountain In a culture whose major activities include consumption and the production of waste, John D'Agata ponders the adjacency of Las Vegas and a proposed nuclear waste dumping ground...
US leaks in the Manchester investigation anger British officials British officials have said they’ll stop sharing intelligence with the U.S. about the Manchester bombing. They’re outraged over leaks to the American Press -- including publication of the attacker’s name -- and pictures of debris from the explosion. Trump has ordered the Justice Department to look into the leeks and review the possibility of prosecution.
Who will lead California's Democratic Party? It’s been a hectic week in politics. There’s been talk of impeachment, Watergate, and Mike Pence’s political action committee. Also, the California Democratic Party is having its convention in Sacramento this weekend, where they’ll talk strategy and pick a new leader.
Brad Gooch: Rumi's Secret Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.