FROM Joanna Rakoff
'My Salinger Year' When she was 23, Joanna Rakoff left grad school in London and moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a poet. Despite being what she calls, “the only bookish, angry, misfit American teenager to have graduated from high school without reading Catcher in the Rye ,” Rakoff gets a job at the literary agency that handles JD Salinger. And one of her duties is answering the secretive author’s fan mail.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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?