FROM Eric Glatt
Former Intern Eric Glatt, a former unpaid intern who worked on the 2010 Fox Searchlight movie, Black Swan, talks about suing the studio for what he calls "wage theft." Glatt and another former intern, Alex Footman, filed a successful class action lawsuit which the studio says it will appeal. In the wake of their ruling, they've started a trend. Glatt sees it as an issue that's pervasive in the economy but thinks that Hollywood exploits people's emotional attachment to movies and TV to get them to work for free. Glatt is now getting a law degree at Georgetown University and is looking at how the federal government uses unpaid interns.
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.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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.”
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."