FROM Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Changing Minds through Film Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is well-known in Hollywood not only as the creator of several sitcoms -- including the CBS hit Designing Women -- but as a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. She and her husband, Harry Thomason, have played major roles in shaping the image that the Clintons present to the public. Linda has made campaign films for both of them, including the landmark 14-minute movie The Man From Hope which may have helped Bill first win the presidency. Now, Bloodworth-Thomason wants to sway public opinion on gay marriage with her new documentary Bridegroom (available on Netflix). (L-R) Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, former President Clinton, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Harry Thomason from the 'Bridegroom' premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival
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?
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.