FROM Will Self
The Psychogeography of LA Will Self is a British novelist, whose books include “ The Sweet Smell of Psychosis ” and, recently, “ The Book of Dave ” about a London cab driver. In Britain’s Independent newspaper he collaborates with the artist Ralph Steadman on a column called, “ PsychoGeography .” How he and Steadman have produced a book by the same name. I’ll let him describe what PsychoGeography is as he tells us what it was like to get off an airplane at LAX yesterday and walk to the Watts Towers.
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?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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?