FROM Elwood Reid
Show-runners of FX’s 'The Bridge' Meredith Stiehm is an Emmy Award-winning writer-producer from Homeland and the creator of the CBS series Cold Case. Elwood Reid is a novelist and television writer-producer whose credits include Cold Case and the Hawaii Five-O reboot. Together they adapted the Scandinavian series Bron/Broen. They talk with Kim Masters about changing the setting of The Bridge from its original location on the Canadian-US border to the border between Mexico and the US. They also detail their efforts to get the linguistic and cultural world of Juarez Mexico right, and talk about working with an autism consultant in crafting the female lead character who has Asperger's.
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?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé 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?
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.”