FROM Robyn Celia
Eagles of Death Metal Eagles of Death Metal was the band playing at the Bataclan concert hall when the terrorists attacked. As many as 100 people were killed at the sold-out concert. The band escaped unharmed, but their merchandising manager, Nick Alexander, was killed. Lead singer Jesse Hughes spent his formative years in Palm Desert. Guitarist Dave Catching owns a recording studio in the desert. And the band plays regularly at Pappy and Harriet’s, a roadhouse in nearby Pioneertown.
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.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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.