New Yorkers, Years in L.A. May Change You New Yorkers who move to Los Angeles often do so with an attitude. "L.A.’s not real"; "it’s all sun and Hollywood"; "there’s no grit"; "it’s an intellectual vacuum" – Native Angelenos have heard it all before. But for New Yorkers who leave L.A. and move back to their hometown, the transition can be difficult , as well. That’s what author Jennifer Levin found when she moved back to New York City last year after twelve years in L.A.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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."
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.