06.19.15
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News from Elsewhere

The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine published a lengthy profile of architect David Adjaye, rumored to be the architect of choice for the Obama presidential library. He designed some chairs for Knoll a couple of years ago that didn't thrill, but the textiles that debuted at NeoCon (also for Knoll) in Chicago this week are another story, and are released to coincide with an exhibition of African textiles that he has curated at the Cooper Hewitt.

Mountain View rejects Google's expansion plan, so they're eyeing Hunter's Point in San Francisco—one of the in-flux locales covered by Nick Sowers and Bryan Finoki here as part of their audio series on changing landscapes in the Bay Area.

The strange Rachel Dole┼żal situation as seen through the prism of her hair—a great piece on natural hair and verisimilitude in the LRB.

A touching look at the other Elizabeth Taylor, the undersung British novelist who struggled to balance writing and family life, and whose books have been thoughtfully reissued by NYRB Classics. 

Paola Antonelli acquires the rainbow flag for MoMA's design collection.

A short interview with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix from the black metal band Liturgy on his arty new album.

A woman will finally appear on US paper currency (the $10 bill), but the Treasury isn't sacking Alexander Hamilton just yet. A back-handed compliment, no?

"Even my own colleagues think [this] is not a serious issue." You don't say? Breaking news from the BBC science desk.


—Eugenia Bell



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