'Columbus' celebrates modernist architecture mecca Here's a pop quiz for architecture buffs. Where in America's Midwest can you find a very small town with more than 60 modernist gems? The place is Columbus, Indiana. Now the city is the star -- along with actors Haley Lu Richardson and John Cho -- of the movie Columbus by first-time director Kogonada. It opens this weekend in LA. Haley Lu Richardson and John Cho in Columbus Photo by Elisha Christian, courtesy of Superlative Films/Depth of Field Through the growing friendship between Casey (Richardson) and Jin (Cho) Kogonada asks deep questions about the crisis of modernity, parent-child relationships and the power of architecture to heal. He talks to DnA about this valentine to architecture and contemplative movie-making.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.