It’s t-minus two weeks until the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards and we’re still wondering if there will be any hubbub from the NDA5. Oh you remember them, don’t you? That Design Observer article about Laura Bush’s little breakfast? When Paula Scher refused to “put on a party dress and play nicey-nicey”?
The venerable Ralph Caplan gives his take on the whole thing, along with some much needed historical perspective, in this piece on Voice: “A War Overlong and Long Over.”
Hopefully it’s enough political fodder to make the comment thread as entertaining as it is on DO.