FROM Paul Beatty
Man Booker Prize winner on being black in America Los Angeles-born writer Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. He won for The Sellout , a racial satire set in south LA. It’s laced with cutting insights about race, slavery, Oreo cookies and segregation.
A Conversation With Paul Beatty Paul Beatty’s new novel is an acerbic and absurdist look at what it means to be black in America. The Sellout is laced with cutting insights about race, slavery, Oreo cookies, and segregation, and it’s set here in Los Angeles. Madeleine talks to the author about his work and inspiration, including those old iconic maps in the Thomas Guide.
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."
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.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
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?