FROM Espen Sandberg
Kon-Tiki: Filming Two Movies at Once The Norwegian film Kon-Tiki may have lost the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this year but it became the highest grossing film in Norway's history. Now an English-language version is being released in the US and other countries. This isn't dubbed. It was made in English at the same time as the Norwegian version. So, actors would shoot the scene in one language and then again in the other -- and all of this took place out on the high seas. Filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning speak with The Business producer Darby Maloney about their process and how the success of the film got them gigs with Hollywood heavyweights like J.J. Abrams.
LA County social workers on trial, and reforms to juvenile justice Four former LA County social workers will go to trial on child abuse and other charges in the death of an 8-year-old boy. Also, two California state senators introduced new legislation that would end incarceration for kids under 12 and ban life sentences without parole for those under 18.
Russian citizens skeptical of election meddling allegations FBI Director James Comey said today that the Russians did try to influence the U.S. presidential election, and that the FBI is investigating whether that hacking was coordinated with the Trump campaign. Some Russians don’t buy it.
Gary Groth on Fantagraphics and the art of the graphic novel Gary Groth, editor of Fantagraphics, publisher of some of the most notable graphic novels today, discusses the rise of comics, what makes a good graphic novel, and what his selection process is like.