FROM Ron Howard
Ron Howard Ron Howard talks with Kim Masters about his two new films and how he handles big changes in the movie business. Howard shows himself to be a case study in adaptability; he's made a documentary for the first time in his career (Made in America will air on Showtime October 11); his new feature film, Rush , was rejected by the studios so he made it independently -- making it his first film financed outside the studio world in 36 years. He's become an avid Twitterer, regularly tweeting out photos to his 700,000+ followers. And while he admits that some of the changes in the business worry him -- after all Universal pulled the plug on his adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series -- he essentially reflects that changes is inevitable and cyclical.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
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.”
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.