FROM Tad Friend
The Internet’s New Superstars Today’s teen idols are coming more and more from D.I.Y. digital outlets instead of movies and TV. And just as Hollywood is catching onto YouTube, newer platforms are popping up and creating fresh batches of stars. The latest is Vine, where users upload six-second videos from their smartphones. We take stock of YouTube and Vine’s biggest stars, and talk about the differences between them.
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.
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.
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."