FROM Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Hall, 'Christine' In the new film ‘ Christine ,’ actress Rebecca Hall portrays 29-year-old TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who on July 15, 1974, shot and killed herself during a live broadcast in Sarasota, Florida. Hall portrays Chubbuck as colleagues remembered her in real life: a serious reporter battling mental-health issues. In the film, she pines for a promotion that would take her to a bigger station in Baltimore. But her boss, played by Tracey Letts, tells her she is not turning in the kinds of juicy stories that can help him boost his station’s sagging ratings. She also has an unrequited crush on the station’s head anchor, played by Michael C. Hall. Hall tells us why she was drawn to the complicated role of Chubbuck, and why she was so determined to play the part, even when her agents had hesitations. She also talks about being cast as the villain in ‘Iron Man 3,’ only to see Marvel slash her role. ‘ Christine ’ premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by indie distributor The Orchard. It’s playing in select markets and will continue to roll out throughout the fall.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.
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."