“I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength.” (Terry Goodkind)
Professional dancer Casia Vengoechea of Nederlands Dans Theater leaps in Shakespeare & Co bookstore.
“Reading is awesome and flexible and fits around chores and earning money and building the future and whatever else I’m doing that day.” (Jo Walton)
Los Angeles dancer Gertrude Fisher reads Marquee Ballyhoo by her husband M.S. Meritt.
“And there are plays – and books and songs and poems and dances – that are perhaps upsetting or intricate or unusual, that leave you unsure, but which you think about perhaps the next day, and perhaps for a week, and perhaps for the rest of your life.” (David Mamet, Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama)
- A newly unearthed Homeland Security report contradicts Donald Trump's travel ban, saying country of origin is not a reliable indicator of terrorism.
- The White House blocked several media outlets it's been critical of, including BuzzFeed, from a closed-door briefing by press secretary Sean Spicer.
- Hillary Clinton returned to the public arena in one of her first political appearances since the election, urging Democrats to "keep fighting."
- The White House strongly denies reports that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus urged the FBI to undermine stories linking Trump to Russia.