FROM Lauren Greenfield
'Generation Wealth:' A cautionary tale in photographs President Donald Trump -- with his flashy wealth, power and celebrity -- is the “apotheosis of Generation Wealth,” according to photographer Lauren Greenfield. Her new exhibit called “Generation Wealth” opens at the Annenberg Space for Photography this weekend. It chronicles the past 25 years of a culture that has become increasingly dominated by the pursuit of money -- a culture that has been exported across the world.
Making 'The Queen of Versailles' Lauren Greenfield's new documentary, The Queen of Versailles , tells the story of billionaire couple Jackie and David Siegel, who were in the midst of building the largest home in the United States when the financial crisis hit and they had to face their excess and delusion. The film premiered at Sundance, where Greenfield won an award for her directing. But just prior to the premiere David Siegel sued her for defamation. Greenfield discusses the process of making the film, the degree to which she was open with the Siegels about the story she was telling, and how she sees their story as an allegory for America's drive towards consuming more and more. (L-R) Jackie Siegel and Lauren Greenfield Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
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.
LA cleantech's future, music photographer Mick Rock As President Trump embraces dirty fuels, what happens to LA's burgeoning cleantech industry? Start-up companies are planning for an uncertain future but staying optimistic. Veteran photographer Mick Rock defined a musical era. Now the camera has been turned on him. Mick Rock and Barnaby Clay talk about capturing glam and its legacy in Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.