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June 25, 2013 |
Journalist Michael Hastings, who died last week in a fiery single-car crash in Hancock Park, was not working on a story about Florida socialite Jill Kelley, his wife said. Elise Jordan posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday morning: "To correct the record, since I've seen it erroneously reported a few times: @mmhastings was not working on a story about Jill Kelley. " She also thanked people for their "love, support and friendship" after the death of Hastings, who was best known for a 2010 Rolling Stone profile that led to the resignation of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
June 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - During the weeks before he was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles, reporter Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI. Hastings, 33, was scheduled to meet with a representative of Kelley next week in Los Angeles to discuss the case, according to a person close to Kelley. Hastings wrote for Rolling Stone and the website BuzzFeed. Kelley alleges that military officials and the FBI leaked her name to the media to discredit her after she reported receiving a stream of emails that were traced to Paula Broadwell, a biographer of former CIA director David H. Petraeus, according to a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 3. Petraeus resigned from the CIA after publicly admitting that he and Broadwell had carried on an extramarital affair.
June 13, 2013 |
Made up to look like black and white drawings, the protagonists in Mary Reid Kelley's videos speak in a constant, densely allusive patter. This approach worked swimmingly in her 2010 show at Susanne Vielmetter, which featured two videos that looked at the darker side of early modernism. The stark, stylized appearance of those works perfectly evoked stripped-down modern aesthetics. Her latest efforts - in collaboration with her partner, Patrick Kelley - are less taut and more expansive.
June 5, 2013 |
Certainly it can hard to be “the other woman” in a political sex scandal. But who knew that it's also no picnic being “the other woman's” woman? That's the situation Jill Kelley has found herself in. But Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., socialite who sparked the investigation into ex-CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, which prompted his resignation, is not taking her situation lying down. She's suing the FBI and the Pentagon for violating her privacy.
May 30, 2013 |
While the Venice Biennale attracts the contemporary art crowd this week, curator Emi Fontana has helped turn Milan into a destination for Mike Kelley fans. The Milan-born, L.A.-based curator has just finished installing “Mike Kelley: Eternity is a Long Time” in the massive kunsthalle HangarBicocca, one of the biggest shows organized since the artist's death in 2012. It features eight major installations, including two she had exhibited at her own gallery in Milan in 2000 before an eight-year romantic relationship with the artist.
April 20, 2013 |
The gig: Jared Rowe is president of auto information company Kelley Blue Book. The Irvine company has been providing new car pricing, used car values, reviews and other data for 87 years. Once just a modest blue publication, now the company also operates a website that gets about 560,000 visitors a day. The subsidiary of AutoTrader.com employs about 400 people, most in California. Embrace what you love: "I always had an interest in cars when I was growing up. I had a 1968 Mustang that my father and I restored.