Malala Day

The inimitable Elaine Stritch, a crazy cooler, Wired's innovation fellows and more in our weekly look at the web

On Monday, the world celebrated global education advocate Malala Yousafzai on her official commemorative holiday. Yousafzai marked the occasion the way she does best, by taking a stand against those who are still attempting to keep women from receiving an education and writing a deeply moving essay on how the world needs to unite in the fight against academic oppression.

London’s New Commuter Train

The inimitable Elaine Stritch, a crazy cooler, Wired's innovation fellows and more in our weekly look at the web

Thanks to industrial designers Barber & Osgerby, London may very well be getting a new commuter rail train by 2017. The winning design, appointed by Transport for London, will eventually occupy space on the new Crossrail line, a 62-mile network of underground tunnels to be added underneath the city. The line will connect several existing stations within the London Underground and Overground networks.

MoMA’s New Head of Architecture and Design

The inimitable Elaine Stritch, a crazy cooler, Wired's innovation fellows and more in our weekly look at the web

New York’s Museum of Modern Art recently named Martino Stierli as chief curator of architecture and design. Currently a professor at the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich, Stierli will work alongside MoMA’s senior curator of design Paola Antonelli and curator of contemporary architecture Pedro Gadanho. With such archives as those of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe in his …