“When I heard the news that the Freedom Tower will be now be the highest building in Manhattan, I thought: ‘Kids!’” Ana Juan, the artist behind this week’s cover “Defiance,” says. “When you are a kid, you’re with your friends, and you say, ‘My ice cream is bigger than yours!’” she adds laughingly. “It’s a kind of a race, even if it makes for a great skyline. Still, I can’t help wondering: ‘Why do humans need to build higher and higher?’ It’s a show of power—something that doesn’t necessarily hold much interest for me. We need better schools, or a better health-care system, or to take care of the cities we have… but I guess building ever higher is our way to show how great we are.”
Cover of the May 27, 2013 issue. For more on Ana Juan’s cover, “Defiance,” as well as a slide show of images of the downtown skyline after 9/11 and some of her many children’s books illustrations: http://nyr.kr/10IKny1
Photo reblogged from with 250 notes
Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, Calif., received the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for the invention of a tiny energy-storage device.
Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds
“Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.”
Smart Girl Eesha Khare is changing the world by being herself!
Ridley Scott on-set of Blade Runner (1982)
When you have 300 amendments to consider, sometimes frustration can set in.
During a markup session this afternoon, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) poked a little fun at Republican senators who have introduced a mountain of amendments to the bill.
My new office lobby has Chihuly on display. Sweet! at American Bar Association – View on Path.
Unpacking new office – at American Bar Association – See on Path.
Humid disgusting wait for metro but by week’s end my toes will be in sand! – Read on Path.
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