FROM Dana Thomas
The Rise and Fall of Galliano and McQueen Four years ago, the fashion designer John Galliano sabotaged his career. He unleashed a drunken, anti-Semitic rant at a Paris cafe. It was captured on video and went viral. Days later, Galliano was fired as chief designer for Christian Dior. A year before Galliano’s implosion, another fashion prodigy also self-destructed. Alexander McQueen, who turned clothing design into fine art, killed himself. He was just 40 years old. Galliano and McQueen helped open the exclusive world of high fashion to the masses and became celebrities in the process. But ultimately, they couldn’t withstand the pressure. A new book out this week tells the story of these two men, and how their lives were remarkably similar. John Galliano, Photo Credit: Laura Loveday (Left) John Galliano, Photo Credit: Markus Bollingmo (Right) John Galliano Photo Credit: Markus Bollingmo John Galliano Photo Credit: Markus Bollingmo Alexander McQueen, Photo Credit: Victor Soto Alexander McQueen, Photo Credit: Victor Soto
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?
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?