FROM Ricki Stern
The Real Joan Rivers Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died yesterday at the age of 81. She was the child of Russian immigrants and a pioneer for women in show business. She was also divisive, one of those people others tend to love or hate. But who was she really? A 2010 documentary called Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work tried to answer that question. We hear from one of the filmmakers.
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.”
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.