FROM Pamela Paul
NYT best books of the year The New York Times has put out its picks for the 10 best books of 2017. They range from a dystopian novel in which women have developed the ability to release lethal electrical jolts from their fingertips, making them the dominant gender to a science book about how sexual selection shapes our world.
Summer Books Summer is finally here. It is, after all, 8 million degrees out. Perfect weather to stay inside and read a book. Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review has a great list of beach books and more. Photo Photo: Anne Adrian 1. Noah Hawley, “ Before the Fall ” 2. Emma Cline,” The Girls ” 3. Cathleen Schine, “ They May Not Mean To, But They Do: A Novel " 4. Susan Faludi, “ In the Darkroom ” 5. Hisham Matar, " The Return " 6. Yaa Gyasi, " Homegoing " 7. Siddhartha Mukherjee, “ The Gene ” 8. Charles Foster, " Being a Beast "
Essential Summer Reading Summer officially began this week. So with all that extra daylight - why not stay inside and read a book? Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, offers her picks for the best reads of summer. Photo: Ed Yourdon
Spring and Summer Books Some of the biggest names in literature are dropping new releases in the coming months: Toni Morrison, Milan Kundera and even Harper Lee with a prequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” But, there are some pretty amazing opening acts you should check out as well. We take a look at the latest great reads and the books you should keep an eye out for this spring and summer.
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
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.
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?
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.