Two books focused on the aftermath of 20th century wars are winners of the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The nonfiction winner is “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,” Susan Southard’s examination of the enduring impact of the U.S. use of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city in World War II. Viet Thanh Nguyen won for fiction with “The Sympathizer,” featuring a double agent in the Vietnam War aftermath.
Crain’s New York goes behind the scenes of The Player’s historic comeback in this week’s issue.
Writer Marilynne Robinson (Gilead, Housekeeping, Home), whose novels and essays offer moving, graceful, and thoughtful meditations on modern life, spirituality, science, and politics, will receive the 2016Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, organizers of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced this week.
In 2012, President Barack Obama, a self-avowed fan of her work, awarded Robinson the National Humanities Medal. They made headlines again in November 2015 when President Obama interviewed Robinson for The New York Review of Books. Their wide-ranging conversation, which touched on religion, fear-mongering, and the convergence of faith and democracy, went viral.
3,600 birds flock in ever-changing flight patterns. 8-story-high waterfalls cascade. And 86-feet-tall trees sway—all inside the lobby of this office building in downtown Denver.It’s all part of a jaw-dropping makeover by ESI Design for the Wells Fargo Center owned by Beacon Capital. Denver’s third tallest skyscraper, the Wells Fargo Center was designed by legendary architect Philip Johnson in 1983. The centerpiece of the renovation is an eight-story digital installation in the building’s glass atrium, which is wowing visitors and drawing crowds to the once somber office lobby.
Coverage highlights include Slate, The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio, PSFK, New Atlas, SEEKER, Confluence Denver, Building Design + Construction, INSIDER Design, and Colorado Real Estate Journal.
PKPR placed this op-ed on CNN today by Richard and Cecilia Attias calling for a large-scale, public-and-private partnership to significantly enhance public safety and security and prevent terrorist attacks.