FROM Tom Saunders
Everything Talks Everything Talks is a new DnA series where comedy writer Tom Saunders reveals to us what our objects really think. Today we are in the kitchen and sitting on the counter are two appliances. One is the latest coveted item of the juicing community.
Everything Talks Did it ever occur to you that our inanimate objects might have an opinion on things? Probably not. Well, comedy writer Tom Saunders has long fantasized that the stuff around us actually talks. He has created a series for DnA called "Everything Talks." He starts in his own living room where two classic pieces of furniture have been doing some trash-talking. One is the Eames Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames, the other is the LC3 Grande sofa designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier. We get to listen in on their conversation.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
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?
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.