FROM Kate Hansen
The Olympic's Dancing Luger We check back in with Kate Hansen, a SoCal luger who made it all the way to the Sochi Olympics. Kate blew up on the internet earlier this week when her unusual warm-up routine was caught on tape: Kate likes to blast Beyoncé in her headphones and dance around before hopping on her luge.
Olympic Luger Kate Hansen Given the climate here in sunny Southern California, you wouldn’t think this would be home to many winter sports enthusiasts. So how does someone growing up in La Cañada end up hurtling down twisty ice chutes at 80 miles an hour for the US Olympic luge team?
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."
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.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.