FROM Vince Gilligan
'Breaking Bad' Creator Breaking Bad , the AMC drama that's been referred to in the same breath as The Wire and The Sopranos, is currently in its final episodes. We revisit our conversation from last year when creator Vince Gilligan sat down with The Business producer Darby Maloney to talk about the show coming to an end. He also says that to run a TV series you need to be a cult leader and that there was never a rivalry for AMC money with Matthew Weiner's Mad Men.
Breaking Bad Creator Breaking Bad , the AMC drama that's been referred to in the same breath as The Wire and The Sopranos is currently in its fifth and final season. Creator Vince Gilligan sits down with The Business producer Darby Maloney to talk about the show coming to an end, the need to be a cult leader to run a TV show, and that there never was a rivalry for AMC money with Matthew Weiner and Mad Men.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
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.
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."