FROM Mayer Rus
'Soft sensuality' at Trump's inauguration Official White House photo by Paul Morse President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration will be held this Friday. We don't know much about what will happen. We're told the focus will not be on celebrities. The little we do know comes from LA-based real estate investor Tom Barrack, chairman of the inauguration committee, who said to expect "soft sensuality" at the event. To make sense of what this might mean, DnA spoke to Architectural Digest's Mayer Rus, and Joan Behnke, an interior designer who has counted Mr. Barrack among her many wealthy clients.
TOM House Robert Mapplethorpe has gone mainstream, with shows of his work now at LACMA and the Getty. But what about the other artist who celebrated hot men in leather? We visit TOM House, the "butch, hippy" community of leathermen and admirers of the homoerotic illustrations of Tom of Finland, now the subject of a new book from Rizzoli Press.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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.
'Dandelion and Quince,' food and crime, 'All About Eggs' Sarah Lohman talks about the murder and historic recipes that form the backbone of her new book, “Ohio 1910,” and Rachel Khong shares highlights from Lucky Peach’s last cookbook, “All About Eggs.” Michelle Mckenzie tells us how to cook oft-forgotten fruits, veggies and herbs, and Jonathan Gold reviews AR Cucina in Culver City. Plus: raspberries at the market and a special guest DJ set from Alton Brown.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.