FROM Ellen Mirojnick
Designing The Knick The Knick is a new Cinemax drama series directed by Steven Soderbergh that examines turn-of-the century medicine in New York City. The series depicts life in 1900 in a shockingly realistic fashion; it features terrifying medical devices, filthy city life and shows the transition to electricity. The designers describe why they chose not to be nostalgic in any way about the time period.
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?
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.