President Obama will be the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, but the White House has made it clear that he will not apologize for the atomic bombing of the city more than 70 years ago. How do the Hiroshima survivors and their descendants feel about that?
Also, the long-term effects of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings have been studied by Japanese and American scientists for decades. Their research has formed the basis for radiation exposure guidelines all over the world.
Then, billionaire Peter Thiel secretly funded Hulk Hogan’s $140 million invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker; but he’s not the only person secretly backing a lawsuit. The practice of litigation finance is becoming more common.
Next, Jill Lepore set out to find out if Joe Gould’s oral history – a nine-million word magnum opus that would be the longest book ever written - really existed. The result is her new book, Joe Gould’s Teeth.
And finally, LA’s public transit woes are nothing to what some Northeast commuters are facing.
Banner Image: Atomic cloud over Hiroshima, taken from "Enola Gay" flying over Matsuyama, Shikoku; Credit: 509th Operations Group