FROM Max Read
Pokemon Go If you see roving groups of people walking very slowly with their eyes glued to their cell phones this week, well, that’s not new. But the sheer number of them has increased because of a new cell phone game called Pokemon Go. It’s an augmented reality app. You hold up your phone with the game on and little Pokemon characters appear in the street view on your phone. For instance, let’s say you’re dropping your kid off at school and are playing the game. You could see a Charizard lurking in the bushes on your screen view of the schoolyard. And if you spot it on your phone, you can go over to those bushes to get close to its geolocation and capture it. The goal is to collect as many of the creatures as possible.
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."
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.