Opera Singer, Actor
FROM Craig Gilmore
What happens when a man learns he owns looted art For 10 years, Silver Lake resident Craig Gilmore treasured the painting overlooking his dining room table. It’s called “Portrait of a Lady” and depicts an unsmiling woman dressed in Renaissance garb, with a huge white, ruffled collar around her neck. A few months ago, Homeland Security agents showed up at his home and said the painting had been looted by Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw.
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.
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.