FROM James Toback
Seduced & Abandoned Filmmaker James Toback talks with Kim about how and why he made his movie Seduced & Abandoned with Alec Baldwin. Punctuated by clips from the movie—which will air on HBO October 28th—Toback tells Kim that he and Baldwin traveled to the Cannes Film Festival in hopes of finding financing for a film but also to give a sense of the people and the conversations that happen there. Ryan Gosling is a highlight.
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?
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.”
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.