Barack Obama's Presidential Library Could Look Like An Alien Spaceship

A number of architects had designs among the finalists for the Obama presidential library, but our favorite is this one by Oslo/New York firm Snøhetta. It's variously described as looking like a coral reef or a teardrop, but to us it looks like a pretty cool alien spacecraft. » 12/23/14 6:33pm 12/23/14 6:33pm

What Do You Think About the New Afrofuturism?

Everybody is YouTubing Barack Obama's March 18 speech about racial politics partly because it was one of the most nuanced political speeches in recent memory, but also because he played the futurist card. He talked about his own racially-mixed family, and speculated about how mixed-race community and people represent… » 3/20/08 3:25pm 3/20/08 3:25pm