FROM Tad Friend
The Internet’s New Superstars Today’s teen idols are coming more and more from D.I.Y. digital outlets instead of movies and TV. And just as Hollywood is catching onto YouTube, newer platforms are popping up and creating fresh batches of stars. The latest is Vine, where users upload six-second videos from their smartphones. We take stock of YouTube and Vine’s biggest stars, and talk about the differences between them.
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.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.