The director's new film, Lust, Caution, is set in World War II Shanghai, occupied by Japan. As if a Chinese movie by a Taiwanese director wasn't edgy enough, the film is so erotic it made Lee himself intensely uncomfortable. Kurt talks with Lee and his screenwriter and producer, James Schamus.
Rick Richter was the president of the children's division at Simon and Schuster until last December, when he was laid off. But instead of crumpling, he decided to rekindle an old passion -- music. Produced by Gretta Cohn.
The play "Equus" is about a teenager whose obsession with horses turned violent. Daniel Radcliffe, of ?Harry Potter? fame, plays the young man on Broadway. His horse, Nugget, is played by Lorenzo Pisoni. Pisoni grew up in a family of circus performers, but this role is challenging him in new ways. Produced by Jill Du Boff.
In the pantheon of "Saturday Night Live" segments, "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey" are legendary. Well, now Handey has written his own legend -- it's part of his new humor collection, What I'd Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats. With production by John DeLore.
Japan has embraced cuteness with a vengeance -- from the ubiquitous Hello Kitty to the successful artist-designer Takashi Murakami, the Andy Warhol of Japan. Sarah Lilley tries to figure out why an ancient culture like Japan's would strive to be super adorable.