FROM Yoram Bauman
Is California’s Cap and Trade Program in Trouble? It’s another day of triple-digit temperatures in and around LA. This kind of heat wave is unusual this time of year, but scientists say we’ll feel more of them in the coming years because of climate change. Meanwhile, California’s boldest effort to fight climate change is struggling. The state’s cap-and-trade program is under fire and could end in a few years if the state doesn’t figure out a way to save it.
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."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”