FROM Andrew Jarecki
'The Jinx' Five years ago, director Andrew Jarecki and producer Marc Smerling came out with a movie based on the life of billionaire New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who’s been suspected but never convicted of three murders. After their film, All Good Things, was released, they got an unexpected phone call: it was Durst -- the real Durst -- offering himself up for a first-ever interview about his life and alleged crimes. They took him up on it, and the result is The Jinx, a six-part HBO series that started on February 8th. We talk to the filmmakers about their experience making the project.
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."
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.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.