FROM Alec Berg
Mike Judge & Alec Berg on Making 'Silicon Valley' Mike Judge ( Beavis and Butt-head , King of the Hill , Office Space) returns to TV with his first live-action series, HBO’S Silicon Valley. He and collaborator Alec Berg (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) talk with Kim Masters about reshooting the pilot and why there aren’t a lot of female characters of substance on the show. Plus, the discuss the tragic loss of actor Christopher Evan Welch who played the Peter Gregory character. He died of a long bout with cancer in December. SILICON VALLEY (from left to right): Zach Woods, Thomas Middleditch, Alec Berg, Mike Judge, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani. Photo Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/HBO
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.