FROM Trey Edward Shults
'It Comes at Night:' A family drama with horror overtones The new film “It Comes at Night” takes place in a remote house in the woods. People are being killed by a horrible unnamed plague. Joel Edgerton stars as the dad who’s trying to prevent his wife and teenage son from being infected. Riley Keough and Griffin Robert Faulkner in "It Comes At Night." ( Photo by Eric McNatt, courtesy of A24)
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
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."
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.