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Keener and Walken on Acting Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken star alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman in the new movie, A Late Quartet . It's the kind of indie, character-driven piece that can fly below the radar in these crowded movie season. For Walken it's a role he rarely plays -- the benevolent father figure to a string quartet. The Business producer Darby Maloney caught up with Walken and Keener when the film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. They talked about the business of acting -- what makes for a 'good job,' being used as bait to gain financing for a film and that Walken gets few offers these days, in part because of his age. At one point Keener asks Walken if he'd ever consider being a director. His answer is pure Walken.
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.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.