FROM Shaya Tayefe Mohajer
Persian Palaces: expressions of Iranian culture When you see one of those massive homes with columns looming over small bungalows in L.A., you can see how they could be described as the Hummers of homes. This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to find new ways to regulate them. The trend has roots dating back to 2004, when Beverly Hills residents banded together to impose restrictions on so-called Persian Palace .
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.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce 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.
Fighting for the soul of the California Democratic Party Over the weekend, Eric Bauman was elected as the new chair of the California Democratic Party. But his main opponent, progressive Kimberly Ellis has not conceded. It was a raucous weekend with Bernie Sanders supporters saying the party is not listening to their concerns.
Comedian Vir Das offers 'Abroad Understanding' After selling out stadiums in India, comedian and actor Vir Das is looking to break through in the US with his new Netflix special, Vir Das: Abroad Understanding. He tells us about making the jump from Bollywood to Hollywood and how he hopes his pointed humor can redefine expectations in India and America.