FROM Edmund White
Edmund White: Hotel de Dream Hotel de Dream: A New York Novel (Ecco) Here's a literary historical enigma: Did Stephen Crane attempt to write a gay companion piece to his Maggie: A Girl of the Streets? Literary rumor says he tried. At any rate, now Edmund White has written it for him. It's Edmund White on Hotel de Dream and the "underground" history of classic American fiction.
Edmund White: The Farewell Symphony The Farewell Symphony (Knopf) This final book of Edmund White's trilogy about gay life in New York provides gossip, tragedy and, of course, brilliant writing. But is it a novel? The author explores the perils and peculiarities of the form.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?