historian and author
FROM Nathan Marsak
The End of An Era for Times Mirror Square? It could be the end of an era for the iconic Los Angeles Times building downtown. The newspaper has been in the same art deco structure near City Hall for more than 80 years. Now, Tribune Media plans to sell it to a Canadian developer called the Onni Group. They won’t say for how much. If the deal goes through, the Times headquarters could be renovated into a new office and retail complex. It’s not clear if the paper would stay or move. Either way, Times Mirror Square holds a very different place in the city than it once did. We look at the property’s past and present.
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."
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.