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London's Birkbeck University hosts Curiosity — a symposium with art critic Brian Dillon, writer Marina Warner, feminist theorist Laura Mulvey, and museum studies scholar Fiona Candlin — on May 18.

The artistic freedom of patent application drawings.

Gabriel Roth's terrific, much-circulated Slate piece from earlier in the week about conveying the concept of death to his daughter through children's books.

Family portraits, by Huang Qingjun, of Chinese families with everything they have ever purchased online.

The future of New York City's Penn Station is a perennial topic on the mind of many commuters, planners, architects, and politicians. One man, Richard W. Cameron, wants to rebuild it to the original Charles McKim design. Discuss.

A circa 1848 movie palace in London is reborn.

I had the pleasure of working with the New-York Historical Society and Providence-based designer Ben Shaykin on an exhibition book about the Chinese Exclusion Act. Wong Kar-wai selected it as a reference for his work on the Met's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit.

Legendary radio dj Vin Scelsa hosted his last show ever.

Major League Baseball took an unprecedented decision to close Baltimore's Camden Yards to fans due to civic strife in that city in the last few days of April. The Orioles–White Sox games took place to a park of empty seats, and to utterly eerie effect (check out the video of Caleb Joseph waving to imaginary fans). It should go without saying that Roger Angell had something eloquent to say about it, too.

Office supply fetishist? Chelsea galleries reviewed on the basis of their guestbook pens. And I don't know about you, but I'm an owl clip-person myself. 

Having just flown with Virgin Atlantic and being completely underwhelmed by the Vivienne Westwood-designed uniforms on board, will Zac Posen succeed for Delta?

—Eugenia Bell

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