FROM Terrance Hayes
"How to Be Drawn" Terrance Hayes' newest collection of poetry is a vivid examination of how we see and how we are seen. How to Be Drawn is his fifth collection of poetry. In it, Hayes sketches stories of trying on new selves. He constructs logic puzzles for which there are no answers. He invokes the sacred names of Norman Mailer, James Brown and … Ol' Dirty Bastard. Madeleine speaks with Hayes about his latest work.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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?
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."