FROM David Nevins
David Nevins David Nevins has a history of working at NBC and Imagine Television (Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights, 24). So he knows something about Emmy-winning, critically loved shows that don't get huge ratings. But now, as president of Showtime, ratings don't matter, and the awards and critical love that Homeland -- the first show he put on the schedule -- is getting is making Nevins very happy. He tells the story of how Homeland was developed and that he believes television needs to defy savvy TV viewers' expectations.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
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.