The Case of the Radioactive Redhead

Will Barnet, Anticipation, 1980

Will Barnet, Anticipation, 1980

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archiveofaffinities:</p><p>Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo, and Associates, Knights of Columbus Office Building, New Haven, Connecticut, 1969<br />

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Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo, and Associates, Knights of Columbus Office Building, New Haven, Connecticut, 1969

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We vet families and can bar them from joining the Op – but once they leave our sphere of influence, the Op must seize control and wield kin as clandestine cover. But the pliant, detached creatures we select for foreign assignment are not householders by nature. Much as we suffer the consequences, and much as it might be humane to do so, we simply cannot execute our children without risking accusations of profound hypocrisy and international outcry.

The Romance of Mayhem and High Explosive

Hot, smoke-fouled air is a powerful mnemonic. As the sun set over New York City on the 4th of July, my fiancée, Amy, and I took a break from comforting our shell-shocked cats, to stroll through our neighborhood. We live in a decaying industrial area perched on a scarp between the neighborhoods of Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens. By peering down one of the avenues we could just make out the puffs of incandescent orange exploding over the East River. We climbed the hill into Ridgewood. It was dark. New York had had one of its wettest summers yet, and a dank hot fug lingered beneath the foliage. All around us explosions rocked the city as families fired bootleg fireworks off their balconies, and the air reeked of sulfur and smoke.

Delhi’s Modernist Architecture

Black and white image of a modernist hotel

Ashoka Hotel (1957), Chanakyapuri in central Delhi, architect: B.E. Doctor.

Veteran photographer Madan Mahatta took shots of some of the prominent buildings that defined the landscape of Delhi from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the city was embracing Modernist architecture. An exhibition of his work is on at the Photoink gallery in New Delhi till July 2, 2012.

Madan Mahatta’s pictures of Delhi’s modernist architecture in The New York Times‘ India blog.

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