Who are the architectural greats?

Question: What architects have influenced you most?

Richard Meier: The first things probably were publications which I saw in popular magazines of houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. I’m sure that was . . . that . . . that was the first thing that sort of caught my eye and made me interested in architecture.  Le Corbusier was probably one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. His work is extraordinary. And as a young architect, as a student of architecture, Le Corbusier was extremely important to me in understanding certain aspects about architecture. After I graduated from architecture school, I traveled and visited almost all of Le Corbusier’s work, except for maybe . . . except . . . no . . . except somewhere. At any rate, his influence was very important to me as a young person. ____________ life is probably ____________.

 

Recorded on: 9/17/07

 

 

 

 

Richard Meier discusses the work of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright.

How Pete Holmes creates comedic flow: Try micro-visualization

Setting a simple intention and coming prepared can help you — and those around you — win big.

Videos
  • Setting an intention doesn't have to be complicated, and it can make a great difference when you're hoping for a specific outcome.
  • When comedian Pete Holmes is preparing to record an episode of his podcast, "You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes," he takes 15 seconds to check in with himself. This way, he's primed with his own material and can help guests feel safe and comfortable to share theirs, as well.
  • Taking time to visualize your goal for whatever you've set out to do can help you, your colleagues, and your projects succeed.
Keep reading Show less

Brazil's Amazon fires: How they started, and how you can help.

The Amazon Rainforest is often called "the planet's lungs."

NASA
Politics & Current Affairs
  • For weeks, fires have been burning in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, likely started by farmers and ranchers.
  • Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, has blamed NGOs for starting the flames, offering no evidence to support the claim.
  • There are small steps you can take to help curb deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which produces about 20 percent of the world's oxygen.
Keep reading Show less

Bigotry and hate are more linked to mass shootings than mental illness, experts say

How do we combat the roots of these hateful forces?

Photo credit: Rux Centea on Unsplash
Politics & Current Affairs
  • American Psychological Association sees a dubious and weak link between mental illness and mass shootings.
  • Center for the study of Hate and Extremism has found preliminary evidence that political discourse is tied to hate crimes.
  • Access to guns and violent history is still the number one statistically significant figure that predicts gun violence.
Keep reading Show less