FROM Marissa Gawel
Roadside attractions from Motor City to the Big Easy Summer is the time for road trips, and in the west that can mean desert highways, teepee motels and giant dinosaur sculptures. But we’re not the only part of the country that boasts the distinctly American tradition of the roadside attraction. Last summer, Journalist Marissa Gawel grabbed her camera, hopped in her car, and took a 3,000 mile drive from Detroit to New Orleans. She stopped along the way to talk to the proprietors of the Monster Mart, the Bonny and Clyde Ambush Museum and the World’s Largest Ball of Paint, and her photos are featured in National Geographic Magazine’s August issue.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."