The Day’s Reading, 3/5/17

Fun Home tonight! All I do is see plays! 33 Variations was pretty mediocre!


Tania Ganguli, Los Angeles Times, Lakers benched Luol Deng to give young players more playing time

Tania Ganguli, Los Angeles Times, Lakers’ late rally falls short against the Pelicans, 105–97

Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports Pro Basketball Talk, Lakers told Luke Walton during interviews that front office would remain in place


Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, Could the L.A. school board’s balance of power tip pro-charter?


Sheldon Pearce, Pitchfork, DMX: It’s Dark and Hell is Hot

Criminal Justice

Liliana Segura, The Intercept, Did Angela Garcia Kill Her Own Daughters — Or Did Prosecutors Cover Up a Wrongful Conviction?


Nick Pachelli, New York Times, Defying Tennis Tradition, a Product of Public Courts Is on the Rise

Local Crime

The Eastsider, Bank robbed in Atwater Village


Hilary Hughes, MTV News, Emma Watson Reminds Haters That Feminists Can Have Breasts, Thanks


Jen McCaffrey, MassLive, Is Fernando Abad jeopardizing a roster spot with the Red Sox by pitching in the World Baseball Classic? — this feels like bullshit; MLB should either support the WBC or not

David Roth, Vice Sports, David Wright Can’t Throw, Can’t Stop — real real good

Casey Affleck

Jackson McHenry, Vulture, After Winning His Oscar, Casey Affleck Addresses Sexual Harassment Allegations

Karen Brill, Vulture, Kenneth Lonergan Eviscerates Op-Ed on Casey Affleck Sexual Assault Allegations — smh Kenny


Abby Phillip & Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, FBI Director Comey asked Justice officials to refute Trump unproved wiretapping claim


Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Making History’: TV Review


POLITICO Staff, Politico, What Acosta’s NLRB record foretells — I cannot imagine that Wilma Liebman actually said, in appropriate context, that voting with the other party isn’t common. The majority of NLRB cases are easy, and are voted 3–0. Maybe what she refers to is that when there is a split decision, it’s almost always 3–2 or 2–1 on party lines, and so the 3–2 vote described in the story when Acosta sides with the two Democrats is weird and unusual. I don’t know the stats on that, but it seems likely to be true.


Wei Tchou, The Paris Review, Golden Cicada: Drinking at Jersey City’s Baijiu Bar

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