FROM Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
The Dark, Silent World of 'The Tribe' A new movie comes out this weekend called The Tribe. All the characters in the film communicate with sign language. There is no translation for the audience of any kind. No subtitles. No voiceover. The Tribe is set in a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf. It’s not a happy, hopeful place; it’s dark and slightly sinister, and the kids, at least the ones the film follows, aren’t so much students as gangsters, thieves and pimps. We hear from the director.
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?
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.”