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A $150 Million Stairway to Nowhere on the Far West Side New York Times
Acclaimed British designer Thomas Heatherwick unveiled his renderings for a massive public structure 'Vessel', a $150 million anchor in a five-acre public plaza that is part of Manhattan's west side Hudson Yards. The sculpture, under construction in Italy and designated for completion in 2018, is 15 stories high and is filled with 2,500 climbable stairs.
Stephen M. Ross, one of the developers of Hudson Yards has his own pet name for "Vessel', calling it 'the social climber'.
Women Rising in Japan
Renho Murata wins Japan Democratic party leadership Financial Times
Renho Murata, a charismatic former TV star in Japan known by her first name 'Renho' won 503 out of 849 votes to become the leader of Japan's main opposition party. The 48-year old is the first mixed-ethnic heritage person to lead a political party in Japan. The daughter of a Taiwanese father and a Japanese mother, Renho follows the election of Yuriko Koike as governor of Tokyo and Tomomi Inada's appointment as minister of defense as the third woman to rise to a prominent place in Japan's politics in two months. Read yesterday's in-depth New York Times article on Renho Murata.
White House women want to be in the room where it happens The Washington Post
OK Ladies, Now Let's Get In Formation: Why Do Celebrities' Fashion Lines Only Empower The Women Buying the Clothes, Not Making Them? Huffington Post
How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 Years VOX
Doutzen Kroes Leads Knot On My Planet, Igniting Fashion Industry for Elephant Conservation AOC GLAMTRIBALE
Ivanka Trump on Her Father's New Child Care and Maternity Leave Policy Cosmopolitan
Ask an Economist: How Can Today's College Stjudents Future-Proof Their Careers? The Economist
Lupita Nyong'o: Finding challenge in playing a mother in Queen of Katwe Toronto Star
The Curious Case of Susan Estrich (Roger Ailes' feminist lawyer) New York Times
In Kenya's Umoja Village, a Sisterhood Preserves the Past, Prepares the Future NBC.com
Angelina Jolie says UN undermined by sexual abuse by peacekeepers The Guardian
Vision for the Future Malibu Times
AOC is deeply touched that the movie about our muse Dan Eldon, is one of only 10 films to receive a gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, opening now. Dan's mom Kathy had become a friend of mine, and Dan's presence, extinguished in live body form on earth when he was stoned to death in 1993 in Mogadishu, is always with me. Read more about Anne and Dan over the years, including his life in Kibera, a mile away from his home in Nairobi.
SelegasCano's Louisiana Pavillion to be reused as a school in Kenya's Kibera slum Dezeen
The current WSJ Magazine has a behind the paywall article on the Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion that is now installed in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa.
Read the history of how this marvelous project came to be at Dezeen.
GLAMTRIBALE supports the Kibera School for Girls with 5% of our revenues and we're happy to share news of this lovely project for the Kibera Hamlets School.
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Natural Wonders in a Renewed Congo WSJ Magazine
After years of civil war that ravaged Eastern Congo, Virugna National Park's team of restorers is bringing peace and a sense of security to the area -- along with hope for its gorilla population.
Related: International nonprofit Last Chance for Animals (LCA) will honor Prince Emmanuel de Merode, Director of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Anthony Caere, Head of Virunga's Air Wing. The two men will both receive the prestigious "Albert Schweitzer Award" at its annual gala on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
This year, LCA's fundraising gala will be centered on the plight of Africa's Virunga National Park and its critically endangered mountain gorilla population.
Emmanuel de Merode, who is married to Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey, the granddaughter of Louis Leakey, was shot by gunmen near Goma in April 2014.
Louise Leakey is the head of the Koobi Fora Research Project in Kenya's Turkana basin and is an assistant professor of anthropology at Long Island's Stony Brook University.
Women's News Features
That Time Feminists Descended on the Miss America Pageant Vogue.com
Forty-eight years ago this week, a few hundred women arrived on the Atlantic City boardwalk and staged the infamous bra-burning protest. (Men were allowed to drive them to the event, but not to participate: “Male chauvinist-reactionaries on this issue had best stay away, nor are male liberals welcome in the demonstrations. But sympathetic men can donate money as well as cars and drivers,” the organizers instructed.)
As it turns out, no underwear was actually burned. A giant trash can was erected on the boardwalk into which were tossed mops, pots, copies of women’s magazines andPlayboy, false eyelashes, high heels, hair rollers, cosmetics, and, of course, girdles, and bras, and there were erroneous reports in the press that this ignominious heap, this hot mess, was set ablaze. But fire or no fire, this group of activists—some with nerves of steel managed to get inside the hall and unfurl a bedsheet from the balcony that read Women’s Liberation before getting thrown out—brought the issue of women’s rights to riveting attention across the country.