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January 31, 2005

Cirque du Soleil's new KÀ at the MGM Grand looks pretty promising
The performances will happen on huge moving platforms suspended in the air that can rise up and down, revolve and tilt. (See the pictures in the link.) Looks pretty awesome. I have to admit, I hate everything about Vegas; but, now there is something I can look forward to when I have to go.

"How to Do the Asian Squat"
5 min short film. Not new, but I've never seen it before... I have a bunch of pictures of squatting Chinese mainlanders also.

New York magazine story of some guy's cross-Atlantic quest to buy a building in Brooklyn

Another "Manhattan real estate is crazy hot" article

January 29, 2005

Like Jil Sander, Helmut Lang has left his own brand
Nice going, Prada.

January 28, 2005

Amazon's Yellow Pages lets you see pictures of the street the business is on
Links goes to Yama, my favorite sushi restaurant.

I love this column on's Page 2: Uni Watch

January 26, 2005

Philip Johnson dies at age 98
See my gallery of his Chapel of Thanksgiving in Dallas.

Okay, service on the A and C lines could be restored to full capacity in six to nine months, not years
Full fuctionality will still take three to five years. What does that mean exactly?

January 25, 2005

It'll take three to five YEARS for NYC's A and C subway lines to return to normal service following a fire to a control room
Five years!?! Why do infrastructure projects take so long in NYC? The damn Williamsburg Bridge refurb took almost 15 years, for example. You can build an entire new subway line in Asia in less time than they will take to fix this signal room. The equipment is so antiquated that there are only two companies in the world who can fix it. Time to scrap the century-old system and computerize the whole thing. And no, I don't know where the money would come from, but this is ridiculous.

January 23, 2005

CIA can't decipher code on sculpture on its own grounds

January 20, 2005

Louis Kahn exhibition at the Foundation Building
Show is about Kahn's Roosevelt Island monument project. Jan 10 to Feb 5. Symposium on January, 25, 6:30pm.

Google has introduced a new HTML tag attribute in an effort to deal with comment spam
From now on, when the attribute rel="nofollow" is part of a link, that link won't be calculated as part of the targeted website's PageRank.

January 17, 2005

Ouroussoff reviews Coop Himmelb(l)au's design for the EU central bank

January 16, 2005

NY Times Magazine on Thom Mayne

January 6, 2005

Skype 1.1 released