The last time Sebadoh released an album the reaction was far from flattering. Critics who’d previously championed the band’s lo-fi aesthetic and the intensely personal songwriting of Lou Barlow and Jason Lowenstein chided the band for the perceived bloated production aesthetic of 1999’s
Spend a few hours with Hollywood producer Jennifer Klein, and you might want to pop a Valium.
In 1997, the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City announced that Yoshio Taniguchi had won a 10-entrant competition against world-famous architects like Bernard Tschumi and Rem Koolhaas to design the museum’s $425 million overhaul. Around the world, art lovers and architecture mavens alike responded with a loud, bemused, “Who?” So unknown was the 67-year-old architect outside his native Japan that one confused well-wisher congratulated Terence Riley, MOMA’s chief curator of architecture and design, on selecting “Tony Gucci,” a nonexistent Italian architect.
Deep in the Chiquitana tropical dry forest in southeast Bolivia, Noine Picanerai stands on a dirt road that cuts through lush woods. The 50,000-acre plot looks like a protected reserve
These days, fanfare and trumpets typically accompany architects when they begin new projects in China and with good reason. In recent years, China, along with a smattering of other regions including the Middle East and Russia, has become a global architectural frontier, with star architects like Rem Koolhaas, Paul Andreu and Norman Foster all leaving their mark on the nation’s rapidly expanding cities
Even for a country known for completing massive infrastructure projects with frightening speed, China’s nuclear-power-plant building spree boggles the mind. China has 13 reactors in operation now and is currently building another 27 nearly half of the total under construction worldwide
Sunday’s presidential run-off in Haiti had been billed as the most important in the country’s history. It came 14 months after the earthquake that devastated the capital Port-au-Prince, with international donors hesitating to fund crucial construction projects under the lame duck presidency of Ren Prval.
China’s long simmering battle against corruption has come to a boil, this time in Chongqing, the largest megalopolis in the world. A massive crackdown has implicated millionaires, gangsters, and even police officers
A post-mortem examination will be carried out this week on the body of singer Stephen Gately, who died Saturday while vacationing on the Spanish island of Majorca.