FROM Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan Steve Coogan is an actor, writer and producer whose credits include The Trip, Night at the Museum, Hamlet 2, Tropic Thunder and I'm Alan Partridge. His new movie is the Golden Globe-nominated Philomena . He talks with Kim Masters about wanting to make a movie that has something meaningful to say, to "contribute to the sum total of human happiness." Coogan also reflects on his career both in the UK -- where he's often been typecast -- and the US -- where he has a loyal but "under the radar cult following." He says he may be more famous in the UK but he's "hipper" in the US. Coogan also discusses his experience of being the object of "tabloid intrusion" and how fighting against that has brought him self-respect.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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?
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.”
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."