FROM Evelyn Ackerman
The Ackermans: A Designing Couple Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman on opening night of A Marriage of Craft and Design: The Work of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 2011. Image: Noel Bass There's perhaps no better topic for the day after Valentine's Day than the husband-and-wife design team Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman, who have turned their passion for design into a lifetime creative partnership. The mid-century designers are well-known for their iconic ceramics, tile mosaics, woodcarvings and textiles, many of which are on show at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in an exhibition named A Marriage of Craft and Design: The Work of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, 2011 . Frances visits the 91- and 87-year-old designers at their Culver City home to hear about their lives as a designing couple. Selection of functional ceramic vessels, slip-cast earthenware, Jerome Ackerman, 1953-59. Image: Steve Oliver Young Warrior, glass-tile mosaic, Evelyn Ackerman, 1955. Image: Steve Oliver
Ryan Murphy on how his Half Foundation led to 'Feud' Ryan Murphy oversees a small TV empire on FX, with series including American Horror Story, American Crime Story and his latest effort, Feud. The first cycle of that show focuses on the rivalry between movie icons Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. On all his shows, Murphy now has a strict rule: at least half of the directors and crew members must be women or minorities.
Emil Ferris: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Emil Ferris' debut graphic novel, is the diary of a ten-year-old girl obsessed with monsters who also believes she herself is a werewolf.