FROM Scott Carrier
The Refugee Trail In November of 2015, independent producer Scott Carrier followed the refugee trail backwards to Lesbos, and asked, "Why did you leave home? Where are you going? What has happened along the way?"
Outrage and Despair in Europe's Refugee Camps Iranians, Pakistanis and Moroccans are among those trapped in a migrant bottleneck since Europe abruptly changed the rules for admission. Until two weeks ago, anybody who survived the trip from Turkey up through Balkans was allowed to migrate the rest of the way into Europe. That’s still possible for refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. For everyone else, the door has been slammed shut on the border between Greece and Macedonia. Photo by Camilla Q. Madsen There, reporter Scott Carrier found a hellish camp, where he talked to a man from Iran. Scott Carrier is a contributor to This American Life and has won a Peabody Award for reports from the US-Mexican border. His podcast is called, Home of the Brave .
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."
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?
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.