FROM Michael Rezendes
'Spotlight' Opens “Spotlight” is the name of the Boston Globe’s team of investigative journalists. It’s also the name of a new movie that opens today, based on the Spotlight team’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work in 2002, which exposed sexual abuse by Boston Catholic priests.
Files Point to Child Sex Abuse Cover-up at LA Archdiocese Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Roger Mahony, then Archbishop of America's largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese, plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement. That's according to new evidence reported today by the Los Angeles Times . Mahony renewed his public apologies yesterday for what he called, “ignorance, bad decisions and moral failings” he said he did not recognize until visiting with sex-abuse victims in 2006. Ashley Powers is part of the Times team that overcame efforts by the Archdiocese of Los Angels to keep records secret. Michael Rezendes was lead reporter on the Boston Globe 's Pulitzer Prize-winning team that uncovered sex abuse among priests in Boston ten years ago.
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."
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.
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.”