FROM Geoff Edgers
From "Levitated Mass" to Massive "Potato Chip" One of the big art gallery openings in New York this month features the monumental work of Michael Heizer. In this case, “monumental” is not an overstatement. A piece titled “Potato Chip” is created from an 18-ton slab of granite. Given the scale of his work, it makes sense that he generally works outside and this is Heizer’s first gallery show in nearly two decades. Heizer is also the artist behind LACMA’s “Levitated Mass,” the 340-ton boulder suspended at the museum which captured the public’s imagination and raised the age-old question: “What is art?”
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
Michael Flynn ensnared in foreign payments scandal Congressman Elijah Cummings has released documents showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014. Flynn still took a $45,000 speaking fee in 2015 from the Kremlin-backed news network RT.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.