FROM Ted Hope
“Hope for Film” Ted Hope Ted Hope is the veteran producer of much-loved independent films as diverse as The Ice Storm, American Splendor, and 21 Grams. A true lover of independent film, Hope shares tales from his career in his new book, Hope for Film. As he recounts in his book, Hope was an early champion of auteur filmmakers like Ang Lee and Nicole Holofcener. He also worked with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn on the 2010 movie Super, starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page as wannabe superheroes. These days Hope is marrying his love of independent film with new technology as CEO of Fandor--a streaming service for independent movies that gives part of its subscriptions fee back to filmmakers.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
What the shooting at North Park Elementary means for San Bernardino In San Bernardino yesterday, two people were killed after a man opened fire in a classroom for special-needs kids. What does this say about a city that saw a 41 percent increase in murders between 2015 and 2016? Also, how do kids who witness school shootings cope emotionally?
With first DREAMer deported, what's the future of DACA? The first DREAMer has been deported since Donald Trump took office. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes, who has DACA status. Border agents picked him up in Calexico in February. He was deported after he wasn’t able to produce an I.D.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.