FROM Cathy Tauber
Angel Funders Save Vidiots Last week, we reported that Vidiots—the 30-year-old video-rental shop in Santa Monica—would be closed down. Film critic Joe Morgenstern said it was like “a death in the family.” Doctor Leonard Lipman, a longtime customer, promised some help—but Megan Ellison brought it home. She’s the head of Annapurna, the production company behind Zero Dark Thirty, Her, American Hustle and other distinctly contemporary movies.
Vidiots, Beloved Video Store, Is Closing Vidiots — a video rental shop in Santa Monica — survived competition from Blockbuster and Hollywood Video by offering literally thousands of movies they didn't have. We hear why a beloved institution nay be closing after 30 years in business.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?