FROM Monica Martino
The Perils of Producing Reality TV Monica Martino has made a career of producing "guys in danger" reality shows, like Whale Wars and Deadliest Catch. So when she got the call to be the show-runner on History Channel's Bamazon she was game. But logistics on the shoot proved woefully lacking and she alleges that the safety plan in place for cast and crew was "fabricated." This proved dangerous when she and others suffered two boat accidents in the Amazon late at night. The result was not just injury but legal action and Martino is calling for changes in her industry.
Gary Groth on Fantagraphics and the art of the graphic novel Gary Groth, editor of Fantagraphics, publisher of some of the most notable graphic novels today, discusses the rise of comics, what makes a good graphic novel, and what his selection process is like.
What LA election results mean for development and leadership Tuesday’s election in Los Angeles gave a big win to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city council members up for re-election. Also, voters said no to a measure that would have temporarily stopped development.
Russian citizens skeptical of election meddling allegations FBI Director James Comey said today that the Russians did try to influence the U.S. presidential election, and that the FBI is investigating whether that hacking was coordinated with the Trump campaign. Some Russians don’t buy it.
Understanding the conservative philosophy, and the fight over the NEA President Trump’s budget blueprint and the Obamacare replacement have revealed deep divisions with the Republican party. So what is the party’s philosophy now, and how does that line up with conservative voters? Also, Trump wants to get rid of the National Endowment for the Arts, which has long been a Republican target.