FROM Gregory Halpern
The mysterious and otherworldly photos of Gregory Halpern When photographer Gregory Halpern received a Guggenheim grant in 2014, he migrated from Upstate New York to Los Angeles, and spent a year photographing the landscape. Those photographs are collected in his new book, “ZZYZX.” And the title is just as mysterious as the images themselves. Although they were all taken in real places around the city, the photographs feel almost otherworldly.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.