FROM Emily White
Apple Music's Launch, and the Effect of Streaming on the Pop Charts Apple’s foray into the streaming music business launched with great fanfare today, though a plethora of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora and Google Play already exist. Apple Music has three offerings that you can’t get anywhere else yet—at least not legally: Taylor Swift’s 1989, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, and an exclusive new single from Pharrell. As these services grow, and feature only certain songs and artists, it raises the question: does music exist if you can’t stream it? And how has streaming affected the Billboard charts?
Comedian Vir Das offers 'Abroad Understanding' After selling out stadiums in India, comedian and actor Vir Das is looking to break through in the US with his new Netflix special, Vir Das: Abroad Understanding. He tells us about making the jump from Bollywood to Hollywood and how he hopes his pointed humor can redefine expectations in India and America.
Border wall builders, private art museums, Stamen Design An LA city councilman wants companies who want to do business with LA to disclose if they're also working on the US-Mexico border wall. Forget old-school bar graphs and pie charts -- depicting data has become an art form. And another private art museum opens soon in Los Angeles, but this one takes you into the fascinating world of freemasonry.
Comey firing: What we know now, where the FBI goes from here President Donald Trump is now contradicting his own letter to James Comey, and saying that he would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendation from his deputy attorney general. Also, how has all this news been affecting agents within the FBI?
Political hopeful Joe Bray-Ali explains his controversial comments LA City Council District 1 candidate Joe Bray-Ali hopes to unseat Gil Cedillo, but offensive comments he made online have given some of his supporters pause. He defends himself, explains why he failed to pay $48,000 in taxes, and suggests what he’ll do if he loses Tuesday’s election.