FROM Paul Beatty
Man Booker Prize winner on being black in America Los Angeles-born writer Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He won for The Sellout , a racial satire set in south LA. It’s laced with cutting insights about race, slavery, Oreo cookies and segregation.
A Conversation With Paul Beatty Paul Beatty’s new novel is an acerbic and absurdist look at what it means to be black in America. The Sellout is laced with cutting insights about race, slavery, Oreo cookies, and segregation, and it’s set here in Los Angeles. Madeleine talks to the author about his work and inspiration, including those old iconic maps in the Thomas Guide.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
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."