FROM Ritesh Batra
The Lunchbox Filmmaker Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra talk with Kim Masters about the emergent indie film scene in Mumbai. His film, The Lunchbox , which has no songs or dance numbers -- hallmarks of traditional Bollywood movies -- represents just such an 'arthouse' genre. Batra also discusses the controversy that The Lunchbox was not chosen by India's film federation to be that country's Oscar entry.
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?
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
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."