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Rotting structural issues and mold contamination are among the allegations surfacing from residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, where Make It Right developed more than 100 houses after Hurricane Katrina.
In the wake of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, actor and celebrity Brad Pitt rose as an unlikely savior in New Orleans. His nonprofit housing foundation, Make It Right, stepped in to help rehabilitate the badly devastated Lower Ninth Ward with the development of more than 100 modular and affordable homes. Billed as energy-efficient, LEED Platinum-certified structures designed by star architects including Frank Gehry, David Adjaye, and others—and bolstered by the support of fellow celebrities, from Oprah to Ellen Degeneres—the ambitious philanthropic undertaking was even awarded a 2016 National Design Award by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, among the design industry’s highest honors.
On this week’s Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas are joined by music editor Sydney Gore and chicken nugget connoisseur Brian Farmer. They talk about Drake’s tour with Migos, and his possible upcoming collaborations with Nike. Noah did the Shiggy challenge during this episode but unfortunately no one got it on video. However, they do mention the fact that Drake is touring with a yellow Ferrari that flies around the venue.
We also discuss some of the summer’s best collaborations. There have been a bunch, including AAPE’s super nerdy Gundam collab that appeals to anime fans and streetwear virgins alike. We also got our hands on a pair of the UNDERCOVER x Nike React Element 87s, and they’re spectacular. Listen to the episode to hear about everyone’s picks for what the season’s most flex-worthy collabs were.
YouTube has launched a handful of fundraising tools non-profits can use to collect donations from their kind-hearted followers. You'll now be able to catch glimpses of the beta version of the "YouTube Giving" suite on select non-profit channels, incl…
Like the Cashino on Rye Lane, or a post-Canavan’s doner from Katie’s Kebabs, Bold Tendencies is a Peckham institution. Since 2007, they’ve been making art publicly accessible in South East London, most notably atop a car park opposite a perfectly serviceable branch of Morrisons.
In March 2014, Stefanie Moshammer received a frightening letter through the post. Troy C had written the photographer a love letter, although he had only met her once, and the two had only had a brief conversation. Stalkers are everyone’s worst nightmare – they lead to paranoia, and the feeling that someone is just behind you, watching you and tracing your every step.