FROM Nancy Tartaglione
How Will Brexit Affect Hollywood? The thorny battle over the Brexit vote had a certain “Game of Thrones” quality to it. Which is ironic, since it may actually have an effect on programs like “Game of Thrones” that film all over Europe, taking advantage of free movement between EU countries, including Britain. But that, plus questions about tax breaks and financing, may mean fewer TV and film projects in Britain.
China’s Hollywood Gamble Poker players have a saying: “If you don’t know who the sucker is at the table, it’s you.” In the Hollywood card game, the sucker has been one wave after another of foreign investors. The Germans, Italians, and Arabs are on a long list over the years who’ve tried to make money in Hollywood and had to fold. Now, it’s China’s turn at the table. But is the game different this time?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce 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?
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.”