FROM James Toback
Seduced & Abandoned Filmmaker James Toback talks with Kim about how and why he made his movie Seduced & Abandoned with Alec Baldwin. Punctuated by clips from the movie—which will air on HBO October 28th—Toback tells Kim that he and Baldwin traveled to the Cannes Film Festival in hopes of finding financing for a film but also to give a sense of the people and the conversations that happen there. Ryan Gosling is a highlight.
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?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."