High-speed rail: the costs and benefits President Obama promises that a new national network of high-speed passenger rail lines will relieve congestion and reduce our impact on the environment. Urban planners are excited to see cities become more centralized, but some say that the public investment is too costly.9:06 a.m.
How our fast culture hurts reading Reading is losing the competition with other media for our attention says the book editor of the Los Angeles Times. He found it difficult to find space in his mind to allow him to concentrate on books.10:06 a.m.
David Ulin: Book editor for the Los Angeles Times.
John Freeman: Acting editor of Granta, a magazine that surveys fiction.