FROM Mark Fainaru-Wada
Hope Solo and Domestic Violence The United States women’s soccer team moves on to the elimination round after beating Nigeria yesterday 1-0 at the World Cup. The win was earned with the best goalie in all of women’s soccer, Hope Solo. Hope Solo also helped the U.S. win two Olympic gold medals; has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Vogue; has signed endorsement deals with Gatorade, Nike, and EA Sports and even did a stint on Dancing With the Stars. But last summer, she was charged with assault during a domestic violence incident involving her sister and nephew. We hear new details about the incident, what we know and what we don’t know.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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."