FROM David Remnick
Nicolás Maduro takes control, and Louise Erdrich on the future This week on the New Yorker Radio Hour, we look at sexual misconduct in politics — with the defeat of Roy Moore, the resignation of Al Franken, and the Democratic Party's unfinished business with Bill Clinton.
The problem of voting David Remnick explores whether voter fraud is really a threat to democracy, and Jeffrey Toobin explains how gerrymandering could put an end to the two-party system as we know it.
Chelsea Manning on life after prison, Plus Riz Ahmed Chelsea Manning describes her decision to send nearly 750,000 government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, in a conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar.
David Simon on the rise of pornography David Simon discusses his new HBO show The Deuce, which chronicles the rise of the porn industry. And actress Ellie Kemper performs a sketch about a would-be ballerina with delusions of grandeur. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
Hillary Clinton on the 'clear and present danger' of collusion with Russia Hillary Clinton harbors no doubts that political allies of Donald Trump astutely "guided" the release of hacked e-mails by WikiLeaks and the planting of fake news in order to sabotage her. In a new book, What Happened, Clinton is by turns angry, accusatory, and apologetic about the 2016 election and its outcome.
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.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
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.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?