FROM Jay Duplass
'Portlandia,' 'Togetherness' and 'Last Man on Earth' Panel Showrunners and stars from three different shows from three different networks join Michael Schneider for a panel discussion about the creative forces that drive their programs. *This podcast contains explicit language,
The Duplass Brothers Talk “Togetherness” “Mumblecore” is a film genre of sorts. In mumblecore movies, very little happens and everyone acts pretty much like you and me. They’re little, low-budget films with a sense of the absurd. Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass are mumblecore royalty, with films like The Puffy Chair, Baghead, and The Do-Deca-Pentathalon. They discuss their new TV show, Togetherness, which debuts on HBO this Sunday.
Ryan Murphy on how his Half Foundation led to 'Feud' Ryan Murphy oversees a small TV empire on FX, with series including American Horror Story, American Crime Story and his latest effort, Feud. The first cycle of that show focuses on the rivalry between movie icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. On all his shows, Murphy now has a strict rule: at least half of the directors and crew members must be women or minorities.
Big plans for tiny houses, homes for hope The tiny house movement is booming, even though in most places, people can't legally live in them. But that didn't stop a group of enthusiasts from learning how to build one at CAFAM. What will they do with their tiny homes? And as Angelenos have passed measures to build more housing for the homeless, a group of architecture students is trying to speed up access to shelter -- with designs for temporary housing with "curb appeal."
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.
Are President Trump's global business dealings illegal? We look at President Trump’s new potential business interests in China, and whether they violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Also, a Washington DC wine bar has sued the president, saying the Trump Hotel has an unfair advantage because of its tie to the president.