TODAY: In 1910, Joy Adamson, author of Born Free, is born.
“They see the same person they’ve always seen—the consummate classroom troublemaker; a vain, insecure bully; and an anti-institutional schemer, as adept at ‘gaming the system’ as he is unashamed.” Speaking with three of Trump’s biographers. | POLITICO
The Trump transition team has announced its plan to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. | The Hill
“If the counternarrative has the power to change the law, it still exists as a counternarrative.” Speaking with Claudia Rankine about the Racial Imaginary Institute. | The New Yorker
“[Rachel] Cusk apparently had demanded too much—she had become a mother and wished to remain herself at the same time.” On motherhood, Outline, and Transit. | Broadly
“This is a time for resistance. That’s what I hear these days. (Fact: it always was.)” Chiwan Choi, Natashia Deón, and other writers “share short essays of strength, hope, reflection, and resistance.” | PEN Center USA
“Love was not something I would have previously thought to look for in a President, but now I’m wondering how I’ll do without it.” Ann Patchett on Obama’s displays of lovingness. | TIME