FROM Brian Goeltzenleuchter
Mapping the Scents of the City If you live in LA, there's a smell for pretty much every part of the city. One artist has an exhibit coming up at the Santa Monica Museum of Art this weekend that strictly uses the other sense to experience the diversity of our city. Steve Chiotakis spoke with Brian Goeltzenleuchter about the intricacies of putting Angeleno noses to the test.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.