My family was blown away by the exhibition Keith Haring: The Political Line at San Francisco's de Young Museum, inspiring me to look up the wonderful animations that Bill Davis produced for Sesame Street from Haring's artwork after his 1990 death.
Financier-developers with ties to some of the century's most notorious war criminals are building Eko Atlantic, an offshore city near Lagos, to house the burgeoning, confiscatory millionaires of Nigeria, while in the oft-bulldozed slums of Lagos genuine, climate-resilient floating buildings are taking to sea. Read the rest
Dave writes, "Could this be the last year that this is required? Canada will see an election in 2015. This year brought us temporary foreign workers, refugee abuse, unwanted changes to election laws, and much much more." Read the rest
Last month, a hypnotist thief reportedly put London wine seller Aftab Haider into a trance before robbing him. The strange episode was caught on CCTV video later released by Scotland Yard. Read the rest
Carl Sagan: all the millions, billions, and trillions from Cosmos.
Placer County, California officials demand that the Spitzer family remove the kitchen and loft bed from their new 500-square-foot treehouse because they already have one guest house on their property and adding another would be illegal.Read the rest
"Its protagonist lives in a world of almost continual night, with the hungry eyes and dead affect of an Ayn Rand wet dream: his world is constituted of chrome, glass, a palette of white-to-taupe, a spatter-pattern rug and one book, a single book, on graphic design" - Piercepenniless on the Redrow London property development promo video. Read the rest
They'll have to report 3-year-olds who are "at risk of radicalisation," according to a consultation document that the Home Office is pushing to turn into legislation. Read the rest
At the top he takes a selfie. [via]