FROM David Wharton
How will LA prepare to host the 2028 Olympics? The summer Olympics are coming back to Los Angeles -- 11 years from now. The International Olympic Committee has been talking to LA and Paris for years. Paris will get the games in 2024.
Is It Legal to Force Sterling to Sell the Clippers? NBA President Adam Silver has said he wants owners to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, as part of its life-time ban on Sterling for making racist remarks during a recorded conversation. But Sterling could take the league to court for breach of contract. Could a court find that the NBA's charge of racism comes under the heading of an "arbitrary and capricious reason" and amounts to a breach of contract? David Wharton is a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times .
Sochi Conditions Reporters from around the world are arriving in Sochi, Russia, to cover the Winter Olympics. But the conditions they’ve discovered in the city are not what they expected. Journalists are tweeting out horror stories of buildings without lobbies, broken elevators and toilets, door knobs falling off in their hands, and worse. We talk to two reporters who are there now.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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."
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.