FROM Tom Saunders
Everything Talks Everything Talks is a new DnA series where comedy writer Tom Saunders reveals to us what our objects really think. Today we are in the kitchen and sitting on the counter are two appliances. One is the latest coveted item of the juicing community.
Everything Talks Did it ever occur to you that our inanimate objects might have an opinion on things? Probably not. Well, comedy writer Tom Saunders has long fantasized that the stuff around us actually talks. He has created a series for DnA called "Everything Talks." He starts in his own living room where two classic pieces of furniture have been doing some trash-talking. One is the Eames Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames, the other is the LC3 Grande sofa designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier. We get to listen in on their conversation.
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."