FROM Lincoln Jones
Ballet in LA Madeleine peels back the curtain on dance in Los Angeles, if you will, with the head of the local American Contemporary Ballet . It’s a five year old ballet company based in downtown. One of the things the company does is dissect ballet for the audience as it’s happening, and it’s premiering a new show doing just that this week. Madeleine discusses how that works, plus “Black Swan,” Los Angeles’ short history with ballet and more.
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?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
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."