Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
As White House rolls out gun proposals, where does Betsy DeVos stand? The White House on Sunday rolled out gun policy proposals, including giving teachers “rigorous firearms training,” tightening background checks, and banning bump stocks. But there’s no raising the minimum age to buy a gun, which Trump previously said he supported. We also look at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ stance on gun policy, and what she’s done in her term.
Trump is coming to California Governor Jerry Brown called it “war” on Wednesday -- after the Department of Justice sued California over sanctuary laws. Many in California see the state as the epicenter of the Trump resistance. Next week, the president will be here to look at border wall prototypes and attend a fundraiser.
Rent control: Good or bad solution to the housing crisis? Santa Monica has had rent control since 1979, but today it’s one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. While rent control benefits some, is it really the best thing for a region facing ever rising housing costs?
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