FROM Stephanie Barron
New Objectivity The vision of modernity at CES creates excitement -- and bewilderment. But the new has always been disturbing, as shown in LACMA's New Objectivity: Modern German Art In The Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 , featuring works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz and many others. Curator Stephanie Barron talks about how the social convulsions and ambitions of Germany's fledgling democracy were captured in moody art -- and in idealistic architecture.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
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.