01. Nate Dogg, Voice of G-Funk, Dead At 41
“One of rap’s most lauded male hook singers, Long Beach, California native Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale) died on Tuesday at the age of 41 after several years of health problems.” (MTV).
02. Presidential Bracket Sneak Preview
“Andy Katz and Doris Burke go behind the scenes as the President makes his picks for the NCAA Tournament” (ESPN).
03. Yohji Yamamoto Catalogues
“Yohji Yamamoto’s approach to collaboration has always been special in that he has allowed his collaborators exceptional creative freedom. The timeline will feature some of the most remarkable and now iconic photographic renderings of his work, the beautifully conceived catalogues. These catalogues went far beyond a mere lookbook and were art directed, photographed and designed by now leading figures in the industry, such as Marc Ascoli, Nick Knight, Peter Saville, Paolo Roversi, M/M (Paris), Max Vadukul, Craig McDean, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.” (V&A).
04. Abandonded Skyscraper in Venezuela is the World’s Tallest Shanty Town
“In the middle of downtown Caracas in Venezuela is an abandoned 45 story tower that has been reclaimed by squatters who have turned it into a thriving vertical shanty town. Built during the booming nineties when the real estate market was putting up ever larger edifices to the banking industry, the project, which is one of the tallest in Latin America, became a financial white elephant. Named after developer David Brillembourg, an estimated 2500 people now call the Tower of David home. After his death the government took possession, but seems to not have the stomach to change the status quo. Two decades later, the tower has become a symbol of the decline of Venezuela for some but can also be viewed as a triumph of the spirit its occupants.” (Inhabitat).