FROM Rob Schrab
Dan Harmon's Exit from 'Community' Frequent collaborators Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab addressed some of the talk around Harmon's firing off of NBC's Community . After creating and running that show for three seasons, the studio that owns and produces it fired him. Since then there have been rumors about how hard he is to work with and work for. But despite that, Harmon reports he's had many new offers. In fact, he's recently signed deals to write pilots for both Fox and CBS. He's also producing a stop-motion film, Anomalisa, written by Charlie Kaufman, whose kickstarter campaign has recently reached its goal.
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?
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."