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May 29, 2008

Slideshow of photos from Columbia Records' archives

May 28, 2008

Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid includes plans to reuse 55,000 out of 80,000 seats from the main arena of the 2012 London Olympics

May 25, 2008

National Geographic Magazine photographer talks about his experience shooting long exposure photographs of Stonehenge

May 20, 2008

Cool electrical outlet design

A U.S. federal appeals court upheld a decision by a lower court in 2006 that the U.S. discriminates against blind people by printing money that makes it impossible for them to distinguish among the bills' varying values
I'm all for uniformity, but it makes no sense that a $100 bill should look nearly identical to a $1 one.

May 19, 2008

Condé Nast/Wired acquires Ars Technica for a reported $25 million

May 17, 2008

Robert Mondavi dies at 94

May 13, 2008 has a great story on 21-year-old Japanese phenom Yu Darvish
It's very long but well worth a read.

The New Yorker profiles Pascal Dangin, retoucher extraordinaire

May 12, 2008

National Geographic is featuring a gallery of work by George Steinmetz, who shot a series of aerial photos of China
Also see the video of the photographer talking about the shooting process (click on China Aerials).

May 7, 2008

Richard Serra's solo show in the Grand Palais opens this week
That's a fantastic space.

Bruni reviews Momofuku Ko
"Ko in its early months serves a few dishes that merely intrigue along with others that utterly enrapture. It also falls prey to some inconsistency."

May 6, 2008

Rain-Colbert dance-off from last night's Colbert Report

May 5, 2008

The New Yorker profiles Alinea chef Grant Achatz

Wall-E robot toy
I want one.

May 1, 2008

Interview with Matthew Dent, the designer of the rather cool new UK coinage