See the unexpectedly sophisticated chairs of ‘Star Trek,’ from Eames to Perriand to Saarinen

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To boldly sit where no one has sat before. Star Trek: The Next Generation is 34 years old this year. It debuted the same year as the Apple Macintosh, long before we had smartphones or tablets. And yet, if you watch an episode today, the USS Enterprise looks as futuristic as ever. That’s thanks largely to the set design, full of rounded rooms that flow seamlessly into the strange and soft furnishings. It’s as if society is so advanced, the technology recedes completely to comfort. Read Full Story

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Quibi before Quibi: The inside story of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s first dot-com failure

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The story of Pop.com and its flameout two decades ago reveals how Hollywood has always wanted what the internet has. When Jeffrey Katzenberg first announced Quibi, a mobile app that serves up “quick bites” of video made by A-list stars, it was hard not to recall the first time the former Disney honcho pitched a short-form digital video platform promising to transform the way we consume entertainment. Katzenberg, after all, had tried more or less this exact same idea 20 years earlier, in another frothy tech market where abundant capital superseded operational excellence. Read Full Story

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RIP, Naya Rivera: Tributes to the ‘Glee’ actress celebrate her life and contribution to LGBTQ characters

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She leaves behind a son, whose life she saved before dying. Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, and Darren Criss are among those mourning her death. Five days after being reported missing, Naya Rivera was officially confirmed dead yesterday. Ventura County authorities found her body in Lake Piru, where she had been boating with her four-year-old son, who survives her. Reports indicate that she saved her son from drowning but was not able to save herself. The discovery of her remains came on the seventh anniversary of her former Glee co-star Cory Monteith’s death. Read Full Story

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Read ‘Juno’ star Elliot Page’s letter coming out as trans and messages of support

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If you need a pick-me-up today, check out the warm reception ‘Umbrella Academy’ star Elliot Page received after today’s announcement that he is trans. America is a far more progressive place than it once was, especially with regard to LGBTQ issues. In fact, the last four years may have been in part an outraged response to how progressive the average American has become. Read Full Story

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The 6 best jokes from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes monologue

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The dynamic duo is back again, hosting the loosest award show of the season. Here are the jokes you’re not gonna want to miss from the opening. “Could this whole night have been an email? Yes.” The 2021 Golden Globes are upon us, and with the stars quarantining wherever they live and mostly Zooming into the show, the evening does have a bit of a superfluous feel to it, as who really cares about an awards show almost a year into a global pandemic? After last year’s no-holds-barred Ricky Gervais monologue at the Golden Globes—performed just before everything shut down—this year’s hosts, Tina Fey (in New York) and Amy Poehler (in Los Angeles), had a tall order in both replicating their legendary chemistry while appearing split screen from opposite coasts and in delivering the kind of pointed barbs that are always more shocking when performed just feet in front of …

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Exclusive: Chicago’s new brand identity could save the city $10 million a year

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Chicago wants you to make its brand your own. The four-starred Chicago flag flies with pride on bricked bungalows and tattooed biceps around the city. The first star represents Fort Dearborn, the military outpost that became the city. The second marks the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which burned most of the city down. The third stands for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, which brought us the Ferris wheel as an enduring architecture masterpiece. And the fourth was for the Century of Progress Exposition in 1933, marking the end of the Great Depression and the rise of the Atomic Age. Read Full Story

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