FROM Marisa Roffman
Emotional Moments at Comic-Con and Always Be Marketing In the brief window between Comic-Con and TCA press tour this year, this Spin-Off crew gathers to talk about the most interesting moments at this year's Comic-Con and why marketing for cable shows has turned into a year-round event.
A Changing Comic-Con; Scrambling to Scrub Pariahs from TV The Spin-Off crew finds a few moments in between Comic-Con and the announcement of Emmy nominations to report back on this year's fan gathering in San Diego. As television festivals and gatherings proliferate around the nation, is the cost and hassle of Comic-Con still worth it? Plus, this summer has seen several instances of the real world and the TV world colliding -- think Cosby, Trump and the Confederate flag. We look at the differing network responses to each of these incidents.
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.
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."