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How Climate Change Is Erasing The Past

How Climate Change Is Erasing The Past

When Omar El Akkad returned to the playground where he snuck his first kiss as a teenager in Doha, Qatar, he was dismayed to find the swings and slides replaced with skyscrapers and hotels. But the rapid urban transformation of one of the richest countries on Earth reminded him of…

Zaha Hadid Was One Of The Most Polarising Architects Of Our Time

Zaha Hadid Was One Of The Most Polarising Architects Of Our Time

Zaha Hadid has died suddenly at age 65 from a heart attack. As the first woman architect to achieve notable celebrity, Hadid’s prolific and geographically diverse commissions mean that she will likely remain the best-known woman architect on the planet for many years. But her work was also incredibly controversial…

Qatar Is Still Using Forced Labour To Build Stadiums

Qatar Is Still Using Forced Labour To Build Stadiums

Last year, the Qatari government promised to, uh, get better about using forced labour to build the stadiums and infrastructure it needs to host the World Cup in 2020. But according to a new report from Amnesty International, nothing has changed.