FROM Jonathan Glancey
Battersea's future The famed Battersea Power Station in London is getting a new tenant, Apple. And a new US Embassy is under construction just yards away. They're part of a massive redevelopment in London's borough of Vauxhall that includes 4,000 apartments for sale, over a million square feet of offices, stores, as well as parks, events spaces and a new Tube station designed by a Who's Who of architects that includes Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Bjarke Ingels. The dense, high-end new neighborhood has a very American flavor. But some locals are asking, what exactly will it do for London? A rendering of the revitalized Battersea Power Station in London
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.