FROM Ned Field
Dire Earthquake Forecast for California The Northridge earthquake in 1994 killed 57 people, injured thousands and caused an estimated $20 billion in property damage. That was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. Now, experts are saying that California’s risk of experiencing an even worse quake -- a magnitude 8 -- are almost double previous predictions. Also, today is the four-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We look at how the country has recovered, and what we can learn from Japan.
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.
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."
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?