FROM Xavier Fumat
Gemini G.E.L. and Mixografia When you look at artwork in museums and galleries, you might think it's the work of one person, the artist. But so often there’s a team of skilled technicians behind those artists. A new show at LACMA puts the spotlight on their work The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famed Los Angeles printing house. Meanwhile, Mixografia , a print shop south of downtown LA, just opened its own gallery. It renders handmade paper into every conceivable texture, color and shape. DnA producer Avishay Artsy speaks to some of the master printers collaborating with high-profile contemporary artists.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?