FROM Dave Simpson
Santa Monica Airport Fight The future of the Santa Monica Airport is at the center of a fight between the rich and the super rich. People who live in the wealthy neighborhood around the airport have been agitating for years to shut it down. But the city’s hands have been tied by an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to keep the airport open. That agreement runs out in July next year. So that brings us to next week’s election, where there are two competing measures on Tuesday’s ballot regarding the airport.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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."
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.