Experts Pick the Best Modern Architecture

Vanity Fair asked 52 "experts" to each pick the best five works of architecture since 1980 and has a photo gallery of the 20 most popular selections. Frank Gehry's Bilbao museum tops the list. And while I was a little surprised to see such a popular favorite was also the critics' choice, architecture's The Blue Album is followed by a host of stunning Pinkertons that I had never heard of, including the thermal baths in Vals, Switzerland, designed by Peter Zumthor (#3 on the list and pictured above). The collection is a lot of fun to look through, even if the structures don't all conform to Passivhaus standards.

Image: Therme Vals, from Wikimedia Commons

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It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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