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Brooklyn resident Jeffrey Tanenhaus quit his job, grabbed a commuter Citi Bike and headed west -- all the way to Santa Monica Pier. Why? Cliff Pearson profiles Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena; Aric Lasher joins in to discuss the competition to design the Obama Presidential Library. Goodbye Cat Fancy, hello Puss Puss and Catster? The Internet transforms the warm and fuzzy cat magazine.

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Gideon Brower

A Citi Bike Goes West 12 MIN, 8 SEC

Last August, Brooklyn resident Jeffrey Tanenhaus quit his day job and headed west -- on a sturdy three-speed Citi Bike. This week, he completed his journey at the Santa Monica Pier.

He chats with DnA about his 3,000+ mile ride, where he’ll go next, and what happens when you exceed the bike-share use time limit, by five months.

Guests:
Jeffrey Tanenhaus, writer, photographer and tour guide (@countribike)

More:
Bicycling Magazine calls the Citi Bike "a 45-pound behemoth"
DnA reports on Santa Monica's new Breeze Bike share program

Alejandro Aravena and the Obama Library Finalists 11 MIN, 8 SEC

Some big announcements in the architecture world: Alejandro Aravena won the coveted Pritzker Prize, and the list of firms vying to design the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago was narrowed to seven.

Cliff Pearson talks about Aravena's socially oriented, "muscular" work, and the firms in the running for the Obama Library design. Aric Lasher weighs in on how Obama's transformative role as America's first black president shapes expectations for his library.

Guests:
Cliff Pearson, University of Southern California (@USCArchitecture)
Aric Lasher, architect and author

More:
ArchDaily on the work of Alejando Arevana
Chicago Tribune profiles the Obama library design finalists

New Mags for Cool Cats 5 MIN, 15 SEC

Goodbye Cat Fancy, hello Catster. The traditional cat magazine, with its articles on grooming and purebred felines, has been replaced by more stylish and Instagram-friendly periodicals.

Gideon Brower talks to Adweek's Emma Bazilian about the new breed of cat magazines and meets the creative team behind Puss Puss, a high-end British semiannual focused on art, fashion, lifestyle -- and cats.

Guests:
Emma Bazilian, Adweek (@Adweekemma)
Maria Joudina-Robinson, Puss Puss magazine (@PUSSPUSSMAG)
Gemma Lacey, Puss Puss magazine (@PUSSPUSSMAG)
Matt Robinson, Puss Puss magazine (@PUSSPUSSMAG)

More:
New York Magazine asks, who killed Cat Fancy?

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