Hope This Doesn't End Like The Fountainhead: Seele, the German architectural fabricators who made Seattle Central Library’s diamond facade, are now being sued by Eli Broad, the billionaire who’s building his own museum next to Disney Hall in LA. His museum looks like a wilted styrofoam version of our library.
Seattle Author Wins Lambda Literary Award: The Lambda Literary Awards were given out last night, and Seattle author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore won the Transgender Nonfiction category for her memoir The End of San Francisco. Congratulations to Sycamore, who has already become a powerful force in our literary scene.
New Position at the Photo Center Filled by Eirik Johnson: Johnson starts July 1 in the new part-time position of Programs Chair, in the latest round of the reorg at the Photo Center Northwest. Johnson’s great—a Seattle-based photographer who shoots and publishes his work far and wide (as well as at G. Gibson Gallery in Pioneer Square), and has extensive teaching experience, too (he’ll remain visiting faculty at UW).
I'm All Out of Hobbit Jokes, but This Is Still Pretty Cool: You can now download 30,000 high-resolution images from the Museum of New Zealand.
Today in Awful Headlines: "Penguin Random House Debuts Global Brand Identity, Underscores Commitment to Creative Core."
Congratulations to the Happy Couple: Shailene Woodley proposed marriage to Anaïs Nin last night. Nin has not yet replied, because she died fourteen years before Woodley was born.
"'I Made Myself, Ron,' Harry Said Firmly." What if Harry Potter was written by Ayn Rand?