FROM Ellen Mirojnick
Designing The Knick The Knick is a new Cinemax drama series directed by Steven Soderbergh that examines turn-of-the century medicine in New York City. The series depicts life in 1900 in a shockingly realistic fashion; it features terrifying medical devices, filthy city life and shows the transition to electricity. The designers describe why they chose not to be nostalgic in any way about the time period.
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.
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?