On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Trump at the White House. The meeting came after Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is slated to happen in a few months. In Israel, Netanyahu is under investigation in several corruption cases and one of his closest advisers has turned against him and will testify for the prosecution.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed an unnamed witness, and is seeking all communications with President Trump and nearly a dozen of his closest advisers. The grand jury subpoena asks for texts, phone logs, notes and work documents dating back to a few months after Trump announced his run. Mueller’s investigation also appears to be widening in scope. He’s reportedly looking into whether the United Arab Emirates tried to buy influence with the Trump campaign.
#MeToo and #TimesUp dominated the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night. But there were fun moments too -- the Oscar winner who gave the shortest speech won a jet ski and a trip to Lake Havasu.
Pete Hammond, Deadline’s Awards Columnist
Jasper Johns is called the greatest living artist. He’s 87 years old. His work often goes for hundreds of millions of dollars. But Johns himself is famously elusive about his paintings and refuses to explain what his art means. So it’s up to critics, viewers, and writers to make sense of the artist’s work, and it’s not an easy task.
Jasper Johns in his studio in New York City in 1964.
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The opening gallery for the Broad's new show is full of Jasper Johns'
most famous image: the American Flag. Photo: Pablo Enriquez.
Joanne Heyler, Founding Director, The Broad
A company called Starcity has opened three dorm buildings in San Francisco, and they’re working on several more. Adults in their 20s-40s are paying $1400-2400 a month to live in 130-220 square feet bedrooms. They share kitchens and bathrooms. The monthly rent is $1400-2400. There are 8000 people on the waitlist for new units.
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California case: free speech v. abortion rights Crisis pregnancy centers are generally run by pro-life groups that aim to convince pregnant women not to get abortions. A California law requires that employees tell their clients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions and other family planning services. Now a group of these centers is arguing that the law violates their freedom of speech.
Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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