Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster addressed reports that Trump shared classified ISIS data with Russian officials during a visit to the Oval Office last week. He used the phrase “wholly appropriate” at least five times during the press briefing. Trump also tweeted he had the “absolute right” to share the data. But the move has drawn criticism from both Democrats and some Republicans, and fueled calls for an independent investigation into Trump’s Russia ties.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Washington, where he spoke at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. Other Democratic leaders are there, including Senator Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. It’s seen as an early vetting forum for possible presidential candidates.
Last year, Catherine Opie’s photographs were shown at LACMA, MOCA, and the Hammer Museum. Her friends call her the “mayor of Los Angeles.” She has photographed freeway overpasses, Beverly Hills homes, surfers, mini malls, and the lesbian subculture. Her work seems to always be one step ahead of the public discourse on gender, identity and body politics.
Photo courtesy of Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects,
Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Catherine Opie, Photographer
In the new new movie “Lowriders,” Daniel Alvarez is a young graffiti artist, but his dad wants him to join the family business, which is designing custom lowriders. Daniel also wants to bond again with his brother Francisco who just out of prison. But dad is not on good terms with Francisco. It’s a story about family, tradition, and a culture rooted in east LA and Chicano life.
Ricardo De Montreuil is director of the new film “Lowriders,”
featuring Demian Bichir and Eva Longoria (Photo by Amy Ta)
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