FROM Shai Tertner
Gay Marriage and the Restyling of an Institution It is just days after the momentous Supreme Court decision on DOMA and Prop 8. Already couples are rushing to the altar. But should they be taking a breather and giving their style choices a bit more consideration? Maybe, says Shai Tertner . He runs Shiraz Events, and plans weddings for both gay and straight couples, from his offices in London, New York, Miami and Los Angeles. I caught up with him in his Miami office and asked him, what does the expansion of gay marriage mean for the design of weddings?
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."
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.”
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.