FROM Ondi Timoner
'Brand: A Second Coming' The long-haired British comedian Russell Brand is brilliant, if somewhat off-kilter. He is also a narcissist and a bit of a megalomaniac. The former drug addict, sex addict and husband of pop-star Katy Perry has reinvented himself as left-wing political rabble-rouser. And a new documentary captures the evolution of Russell Brand in all his hilarious, manic complexity.
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."
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?
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.