Improvising legend. Filmmaking maverick. Comedy savant. Screenwriting secret weapon. Elaine May is one the most important people in American pop cultural history. Why isn’t she more celebrated? That’s exactly how she wants it.
Film and TV drama is booming, with the streaming services Netflix, Hulu and Amazon offering audiences hit after hit on demand. But, according to the acclaimed director Mike Leigh, this comes with an unfortunate side effect: that young British film-makers are being held back by a powerful “new breed of executive”.
“We knew there was one thing we could do without legislation,” the senior official told me. When Mulvaney sits down with the president to discuss the Cabinet secretaries’ performance, the official said, “Dereg is going to be top of the list.”
Why it matters: Trump relishes using the power of the presidency to do whatever he can without Congress.
Chaka Khan is officially back.
Mind you, she’s one of those artists who has never really gone away – such is the breadth of her back catalogue.
Along with her big hits, there are the songs you didn’t realise were even sung by her; the covers by newer artists in ode to her; and the samples used on tracks by the likes of Kanye, Eminem, Bryson Tiller and Stardust.
Her book, ‘White Fragility’, has been a US bestseller and provoked an uncomfortable conversation on what it means to be white. She explains why she won’t give liberals an easy ride.
On the eve of their first album in decades, 2 Tone’s finest talk to Miranda Sawyer and, further down, answer questions from readers, and famous fans including Richard Curtis and Lauren Laverne
New progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke to Anderson Cooper during Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” and actually apologized if the president was hurt by her insults.
“If he felt genuinely threatened by me, then I apologize,” she said. “But I think that frankly, it’s any legal advice that anyone would give him.”
Ocasio-Cortez noted that Trump should probably not come on the attack against those in Congress because they now have subpoena power over him.
Cooper reminded her that most politicians don’t apologize, but Ocasio-Cortez said she doesn’t mind breaking all of the rules.