FROM Geoff Edgers
From "Levitated Mass" to Massive "Potato Chip" One of the big art gallery openings in New York this month features the monumental work of Michael Heizer. In this case, “monumental” is not an overstatement. A piece titled “Potato Chip” is created from an 18-ton slab of granite. Given the scale of his work, it makes sense that he generally works outside and this is Heizer’s first gallery show in nearly two decades. Heizer is also the artist behind LACMA’s “Levitated Mass,” the 340-ton boulder suspended at the museum which captured the public’s imagination and raised the age-old question: “What is art?”
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?
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."
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”