FROM Katie Rose Quandt
Banning Bags Governor Jerry Brown signed a law today that bans single-use plastic bags statewide - the kind you get at a grocery store or shopping mall. The city of Los Angeles became the biggest city ever to ban plastic bags last year. And now California is the first state to do so. But what effect do plastic bag bans actually have?
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.