You’ve heard the horror stories about this year’s Brazil Olympics – from blocked toilets and unfinished infrastructure to toxic water and a political coup. But that’s not the full picture. LA-based architecture and engineering company AECOM created the master plan for the Rio Olympics and promises that Brazilians are going to put on a terrific games.
The Democratic and Republican conventions differ in substance, but they create a similar spectacle. In studying the clothing and staging of the 2016 conventions and the candidates, humorist and fashion observer Simon Doonan says we must ask, “what are these people doing in order to manage our perceptions about them? They are carefully orchestrating their appearance.”
Polling places are open for business all around California. There are 34 candidates competing for the seat of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who’s retiring. Some counties found ways to cram all 34 names on to one page. But in other places, the list takes up two pages of the ballot. And that has some election watchers nervous.