FROM Maris Curran
Navigating through grief in 'Five Nights in Maine' Just a few minutes into the new film Five Nights in Maine , a husband, played by David Oyelowo, gets a terrible phone call from police telling him his wife has been killed in a car accident. The sudden tragedy sets him on a journey to rural Maine to visit his wife’s mother, who’s very sick. The two couldn’t be more deeply divided – in age and in distance – but they’re now united in grief and guilt and have to find a way to navigate that. Five Nights in Maine was written and directed by Maris Curran and stars Golden Globe nominated actor David Oyelowo.
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.
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?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?