FROM Beau Willimon
'House of Cards' Showrunner The Netflix original series, House of Cards , was released in one full 13-episode season on February 1. We talk with the showrunner, Beau Willimon, about this Netflix experiment to make a new kind of television show and release it in a new kind of way. He says that along with himself, executive producer-director David Fincher, and others had no traditional TV experience and they tried to use their ignorance to fuel their creativity. He also addresses critiques that by releasing the full season at once, it could be easily forgotten as time goes on. He challenges those that are wed to the old model of releasing episodes week to week.
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."
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.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.