The New York Times
– Jan 25, 2:00 AM
DES MOINES — Senator Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa just over a week before the Democratic caucuses, consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate presidential candidates who are clustered…
Every now and then, a younger writer will approach the critic and memoirist Vivian Gornick and profess love for a book she routinely disparages: The Romance of American Communism, the oral history of the American left that she published in 1977.
Los Angeles Times
– Jan 24, 1:22 PM
By now, you've probably heard about the uproar that took place this week over a book. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins was celebrated by critics as the great immigrant novel of our day. “Pulse-pounding.”…
I grew up in Los Angeles. As the city is famous for welcoming idealists from other hometowns, this fact can surprise those who came from elsewhere. I never put this place on a sundrenched pedestal, or viewed it as a one-note Hollywood stereotype.
The job posting for a “household manager/cook/nanny” in Silicon Valley that went viral this week is more than 1,000 words long. But that number does not begin to capture the specificity of the ad's requirements. The ad, posted by a…