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Also Don Jr. on ’The View,’ automation at L.A.’s ports, and bogus opinion polls

» According to a federal judge in Los Angeles, the Trump administration must provide mental health services to immigrant families impacted by border separations. Judge John Kronstadt ruled that policy has inflicted “severe mental trauma to parents and their children.” [The Hill]

» Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle (aka ex-wife of California governor Gavin Newsom) appeared on The View yesterday and, as you might have been able to predict, it was a shitshow. [The Daily Beast]

» Following Lynn Swann’s abrupt departure two months ago, Cincinnati sports program head Mike Bohn is stepping into the role of athletic director at USC. [ESPN]

» “There’s drug use, free booze, free food, and no real accountability.” Vice and The Fader allowed men in senior positions to engage in sexual misconduct for years, according to new reports. Vice expected staffers sign workplace agreements intended to shield management from harassment claims.  [Jezebel

» Automation continues to be one of the defining trends in the economy. At L.A.’s ports, the arrival of robots is exposing a rift among human workers.  [Los Angeles Times]

» Actor Jeff Goldblum defended Woody Allen in a recent interview, sparking online criticism. The controversial comments ginned up the rumor mill about Goldblum’s own personal behavior.  [AV Club]

» Someone tallied up a whole bunch of tweets from across the country and determined that, based on that, the Lakers are the most-hated NBA team in America. But not in California, where the most-hated team is the Clippers. [Newsweek]

» An important reminder as we approach 2020: Most public opinion polls are kind of bogus. That goes for when they seem to support your candidate of choice, and when they don’t.  [The Outline]


» It’s Been a Year Since the FBI Raid of José Huizar FBI Raid The councilman has yet to be arrested or charged, but that doesn’t mean the scandal hasn’t had repercussions

» Is Trump Plotting His Post-White House Return to Reality TV? Some sources say the president and Apprentice producer Mark Burnett are already talking The Apprentice: White House

» Imelda Marcos Is Trying to Rewrite History—and Lauren Greenfield Has It All on Film The documentarian behind The Queen of Versailles captures the Philippines’ former first lady’s Trumpian reversal of fortune


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Shepard Fairey (above in his studio) and his three decades of street art are the subject of a retrospective at the Over the Influence gallery in the Arts District

Jon Furlong

Shepard Fairey Looks Back at 30 Years of Dissent—and Forward to the Coming Election

One of the most iconic pieces of street art began as a fluke. In 1989 Shepard Fairey, created stickers featuring the glowering face of seven-foot, four-inch French wrestler and actor Andre the Giant.

It “started as an inside joke with some skateboard friends,” Fairey says. “Yet, like a Rorschach test, it started to reveal things about how people process images.”

The stickers and, later, posters and stencil art began popping up on lampposts and traffic signs around Providence and, eventually, in cities across the globe. Within a decade, Fairey was one of the world’s most famous street artists.

A retrospective of Fairey’s work opens November 9 at the Over the Influence gallery in the Arts District, part of a tour that includes stops in Brooklyn, Paris, London, and Seoul. The L.A. show, Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent, features 30 original fine-art pieces, each inspired by a seminal work from one of Fairey’s 30 years as a painter, muralist, and street artist. “It doesn’t feel like it’s been [that long],” says the 49-year-old Fairey.

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