FROM Catherine Keener
Keener and Walken on Acting Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken star alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in the new movie, A Late Quartet . It's the kind of indie, character-driven piece that can fly below the radar in these crowded movie season. For Walken it's a role he rarely plays -- the benevolent father figure to a string quartet. The Business producer Darby Maloney caught up with Walken and Keener when the film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. They talked about the business of acting -- what makes for a 'good job,' being used as bait to gain financing for a film and that Walken gets few offers these days, in part because of his age. At one point Keener asks Walken if he'd ever consider being a director. His answer is pure Walken.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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.