'A Wild Swan and Other Tales' There’s not a whole lot of room in the classic fairy tale for moral ambiguity. Be good and good things will come to you. Happily ever after, right? Well, no. That’s not really the way life works. So why then do we treat fairy tales as moral allegory? Enter Michael Cunningham’s new collection of reworked fairy tales. The author of novels like 'The Hours' and 'By Nightfall' has taken stories like 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Rumplestiltskin' and 'Hansel and Gretel' and injected them with a bit of hard reality.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
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.
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.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."