FROM Jason Benjamin
'Suited' For most people, buying clothes is not a big deal. But when you’re transgender, or gender non-conforming, it’s a different story. Fitting who you are takes on more meaning when you feel like you are not who your body says you are. A New York tailor has built a business catering to these customers. They come in to buy custom-fitted suits, and it’s often a profoundly emotional experience. Jason Benjamin captured that experience in his documentary Suited , which premiered this week at Sundance.
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.”
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.