director of “The Decent One.”
FROM Vanessa Lapa
The Decent One The new documentary The Decent One captures the ordinary life of a man who committed unspeakable acts. It’s about Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and architect of the Holocaust. The film is based on a freshly discovered trove of letters and journal entries by Himmler and his wife, which provide a window into what Himmler was thinking as he carried out the Final Solution.
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."
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?