FROM Kristen Bell
Pedorazzi California recently passed a law aimed at protecting kids from the paparazzi. But some celebrities don’t think the new law goes far enough. Actress Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Sheppard have been leading a boycott of magazines that still publish unauthorized photos of celebrity kids. And they’re making progress. This week, People Magazine and the celebrity gossip site Just Jared have agreed to stop running any photos of kids without the permission of their parents.
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."
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?