FROM Kelly Weill
NYPD Edited Controversial Wikipedia Pages Anonymous edits to Wikipedia pages that deal with the New York Police Department have been traced to computers on NYPD servers. The edits have appeared in entries on pages like the “Death of Eric Garner,” prominent figures in New York police leadership and the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program. All of it was altered in what appears to be an attempt to whitewash questionable actions by the police. That goes against Wikipedia’s conflict of interest guidelines. How did it get uncovered, and has it shaken public confidence in the transparency of the NYPD?
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?
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
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.