FROM Michael Lemonick
Inside the 'perpetual now': One woman's amnesia advances science Lonni Sue Johnson was a successful artist, viola player, and private pilot. Then a virus attacked her brain, destroying most of her memory. Her story – and why her amnesia may not be such a tragedy after all – is the subject of a new book titled “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love.” Lonni Sue Johnson was a talented viola player and skilled private pilot. But then she suffered permanent amnesia. She’s the subject of the book titled “The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love.” (Photo courtesy of Michael Lemonick)
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.
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?