FROM Ritesh Batra
The Lunchbox Filmmaker Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra talk with Kim Masters about the emergent indie film scene in Mumbai. His film, The Lunchbox , which has no songs or dance numbers -- hallmarks of traditional Bollywood movies -- represents just such an 'arthouse' genre. Batra also discusses the controversy that The Lunchbox was not chosen by India's film federation to be that country's Oscar entry.
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."
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.