'Columbus' celebrates modernist architecture mecca Here's a pop quiz for architecture buffs. Where in America's Midwest can you find a very small town with more than 60 modernist gems? The place is Columbus, Indiana. Now the city is the star -- along with actors Haley Lu Richardson and John Cho -- of the movie Columbus by first-time director Kogonada. It opens this weekend in LA. Haley Lu Richardson and John Cho in Columbus Photo by Elisha Christian, courtesy of Superlative Films/Depth of Field Through the growing friendship between Casey (Richardson) and Jin (Cho) Kogonada asks deep questions about the crisis of modernity, parent-child relationships and the power of architecture to heal. He talks to DnA about this valentine to architecture and contemplative movie-making.
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?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
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?