FROM Anne Helen Petersen
Sony Email Hacking Scandal Deepens Angelina Jolie hasn’t had the greatest week. Not only was she snubbed by the Golden Globes for her movie “Unbroken,” but producer Scott Rudin called her a “minimally talented spoiled brat” in leaked emails to Sony studio head Amy Pascal. But should we be criticizing the news outlets that published the correspondence? What are the ethical implications of publicizing private, hacked emails?
TMZ Does It Again The Commissioner of the National Football League is now being asked to consider resigning by a US Senator. LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling had to get rid of his team. These are the consequences of the latest scoops by TMZ, the LA website, TV and radio show that started out with celebrity gossip, ruined several show-business and sports careers, and now appears to be focused on bigger game.
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?
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?
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.