FROM Paul Monaghan
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
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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."
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."