FROM Don Chadwick
Redesigning the Aeron chair The newly designed Aeron chair Photo courtesy Herman Miller Design firm Herman Miller first launched its popular Aeron chair in 1994. Designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick replaced the foam and fabric of traditional office chairs with high-tech materials and cutting-edge design. Over seven million Aeron chairs have been sold in 134 countries. Now, Chadwick has overseen a redesign of the chair. He told DnA why the redesign was needed and why it's important for designers to work with their hands.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.