Lincoln Debuts the 2020 Corsair SUV

A small luxury SUV that pampers and performs

Debuting at this week’s New York Auto Show is Lincoln‘s small luxury SUV entry, the Corsair. With a S-shaped design, the Corsair is a tightly packaged offering with fine details and extras galore. Its accentuated edges and corners catch the light with purpose—rendering it a different shape and size altogether when in movement, versus when sitting still (or even when sitting still in a different …

English and More of the World’s “Weirdest” Languages

Using information from the World Atlas of Language Structures, researchers surveyed the features of 239 languages to determine which are “weirdest”—meaning in sound, the number of features and sentence construction. Out of 239, English ranked 33rd. Citing its abnormally high number of phenomes (most languages have around 25, but English has 44) and the odd way English-speakers assemble questions, the study unbiasedly shows how English …

Interview: Dan Barasch on Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

An extensive survey of buildings lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed

Dan Barasch, co-founder of New York City‘s Lowline (a football field-sized abandoned plot of underground land in the Lower East Side) argues in his newest book, Ruin and Redemption in Architecture, that there are four status updates for old buildings: lost, forgotten, reimagined and transformed. Barasch documents buildings all over the world in these various states in the book—through photographs, essays and more. Whether it …