FROM Alex Abad-Santos
Marvel Goes YA This week at New York Comic Con, Marvel announced that it was going into the Young Adult book business. The comics giant has enlisted a popular YA novelist to write a book about the character Black Widow’s early years. It’s only the latest example of Marvel’s ever-expanding pop culture grip.
Spelling Bee Preview Tonight, a group of twelve kids will stand in front of a live national audience to try and earn the Scripps Spelling Bee crown. The action starts live on ESPN at 5pm PT, and our guest is here to tell us what we should keep our eyes on during the broadcast.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
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.