FROM Pierluigi Serraino
'The Creative Architect' What does creativity have to do with winning the Cold War? In the late 1950s, the top architects of the day were invited to participate in a historic study of creativity at the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research at the University of California, Berkeley. Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, and dozens of other famous mid-century architects were tested in an effort to understand what makes a person creative. The story is now published for the first time in Pierluigi Serraino's The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study .
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.
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.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”