FROM Meg Wolitzer
How young and old activists define feminism Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion” is her 12th book. She began writing it years before the “MeToo” movement, but it couldn’t have landed at a more appropriate time. The book begins with the novel’s protagonist – 18-year-old Greer – being assaulted by a guy at a frat party. Then she meets an older feminist icon named Faith, who becomes her mentor and champion. The book tracks Greer and Faith’s complicated friendship and tells a broader story of how feminism is being defined by young and older activists. Author Meg Wolitzer. Photo by Nina Subin.
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?
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.
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.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.