The darkest building on Dirt: ‘An angular black hole waiting to suck you in’

Sprayed with Vantablack Vbx2, a pavilion at the Winter Olympics in South Korea absorbs 99% of sunlight. We talk to its British designer Asif Khan, who also invented the selfie building Architecture The darkest building on World: 'An angular black hole might wish to suction you in' ...

Her only probability at life is a new liver, but her insurer alleged no. Then she wrote a strong plea to the CEO

Portland, Oregon( CNN) All Erika Zak wants to do is play with her daughter on the playground. Take her to the zoo. Move her to school.At 38, Erika is dying.Her battle to live began almost as soon as her daughter, Loie, was born four years earlier, when Erika was diagnosed with stagecoach 4 metastatic colon cancer that had...

The day Taylor Swift held my hand for a photo shoot

Its summertime, New York City, 2014 and a starstruck reporter interviews the charismatic singer at a restaurant. Then its time to goOn a Tuesday afternoon three years ago, I entered a Manhattan restaurant where I had been told Taylor Swift would be, waiting to be interviewed. It seemed astonishing that there she was indeed: an outrageously famous person occupying...

Ta-Nehisi Coates prevails National Book Award for Between the World and Me

Atlantic journalist dedicates his nonfiction booty to his pal Prince Jones, killed by a police officer in 2000, while Adam Johnson takes top fiction awardTa-Nehisi Coates has won the National Book Awards top booty for nonfiction for his bestselling depiction of Americas race problem, Between the World and Me. Coates received the prestigious accolade at a time when Americas...

Paul Rands Classic A Designers Art Is Finally Back in Print

Paul Rand published A Designers Artin 1985. The renowned graphic designer wrote other influential books—1947’sThoughts on Design, for instance—but this book was different. It was the first book to look at a graphic designers output intelligently, as opposed to just visually, says Steven Heller, a design critic who knew Rand professionally. Unlike other monographs, A Designers Art was meant...

Harper Lee: my Christmas in New York

One midwinter in 1950s New York, Harper Lee went to stay with friends. Little did she know she was about to be given the gift of a lifetimeSeveral years ago, I was living in New York and working for an airline, so I never got home to Alabama for Christmas if, indeed, I got the day off. To a...