FROM Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy Actress/writer/director Julie Delpy talks with The Business producer Darby Maloney. Delpy has received her second Oscar nomination, together with Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater, for writing. The three co-wrote Before Midnight , the third in their "Before" trilogy , which includes Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Many assume these films are improvised, but Delpy insists they're written and that she and Hawke don't change a word once shooting starts. Delpy confesses that for years she wanted to be a writer but many discouraged her -- including Sam Shepard. It was her work on Before Sunrise that restored her confidence. Now she's been writing and directing her own films. Delpy talks about getting financing from Europe for those movies and her reasons for living in Hollywood. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke on the set of Before Midnight Photo by Despina Spyrou, courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
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."
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.”
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.