FROM Stephanie Barron
New Objectivity The vision of modernity at CES creates excitement -- and bewilderment. But the new has always been disturbing, as shown in LACMA's New Objectivity: Modern German Art In The Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 , featuring works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz and many others. Curator Stephanie Barron talks about how the social convulsions and ambitions of Germany's fledgling democracy were captured in moody art -- and in idealistic architecture.
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.”
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.
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.