FROM Niki Smart
Cadillac, an All-American Car in a Small Package? The LA Auto Show starts tomorrow and in addition to showcasing many new cars, also on display will be concept cars, ideas for future cars created by car designers who work large auto companies in discreet concept design studios in Los Angeles. One of these concept cars is by GM's Advanced Design Center in North Hollywood, and it is a reworking of the Cadillac , America's quintessential large, luxurious car, in a small package. Design Manager Niki Smart explains the thinking behind the Urban Luxury Concept and why it will "live or die" on its door, and New Roads High Schoolers Camilia Alavi, Daniel Bernstein, Jocelyne Bonilla-Mendoza, Abraham Bran, Elisabeth Chubb, Samaria Gomez, Sayda Sosa, and Zoe Tamblin offer their thoughts on what the Cadillac means today.
Emil Ferris: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Emil Ferris' debut graphic novel, is the diary of a ten-year-old girl obsessed with monsters who also believes she herself is a werewolf.
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."
Big plans for tiny houses, homes for hope The tiny house movement is booming, even though in most places, people can't legally live in them. But that didn't stop a group of enthusiasts from learning how to build one at CAFAM. What will they do with their tiny homes? And as Angelenos have passed measures to build more housing for the homeless, a group of architecture students is trying to speed up access to shelter -- with designs for temporary housing with "curb appeal."
Supermensch, Pi Day, farming at Tule Lake Segregation Center Shep Gordon discusses his move from managing musicians to star chefs, and Lisa Morehouse reports on the role compulsory farming played for Japanese-American internees at the Tule Lake Segregation Center. In honor of Pi Day, Dan Pashman debates Evan over the particulars of pie, and Yasmin Khan shares a saffron rice recipe for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. Plus: Kohlrabi is in season now at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.