FROM Danny Elfman
Scoring Film; Hollywood Reporter 'Kvetchfest' A conversation with super-star film composer Danny Elfman about what it takes to make great movie music. Plus, the pain and the pity of reporting from the red carpet. This week's edition of The Business will not air on KCRW as it will be pre-empted by holiday programming.
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."
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.