FROM Janie Bryant
'Mad Men,' Talented Woman From the corset-hugging cocktail dresses to those smoke-swirled suits, Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant is responsible for the fashion on the hit AMC show Mad Men. Now she's designing a series of retro-style "statement" garments for QVC and has a new role as a spokesperson for women's underwear company Maidenform. Janie talks about the origins of the voluminous Mad Men wardrobe—some pieces are vintage, some are recreations and some hand-me-downs from her grandmother--and how she chooses a particular outfit for each character. Her book The Fashion File : Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men will be published this fall. The women of Mad Men, outfitted by costume designer Janie Bryant
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.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.
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.