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Year in Review 2010: Crazy, Outrageous, and Just Plain Ridiculous Buildings

Let’s look back at a year of wild and wacky architectural achievements—from the super-size to the super-tall to the super-expensive.

Despite a global economic crisis that slowed the construction industry to a halt, a bevy of supersize, supertall, super-expensive buildings managed to erect themselves around the world during the past year. The world's tallest building was completed in 2010, as was the world's new tallest tower, plus the largest private development in the U.S., and the world's first billion-dollar house. Now as for whether or not all these buildings are actually occupied... well, that’s a different story entirely. Let’s look back at a year of wild and wacky architectural achievements (and a few that have yet to be seen).

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Year in Review 2010: Urban School District Leadership in Transition

Almost every major urban school districts saw leadership shakeups this year. Here are some of the biggest.

What do Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. all have in common? In 2010, the heads of these major urban school districts-superintendents, chancellors and CEOs-either resigned, were fired, or announced that they'd be out the door come 2011. If you're looking for a job in school district, these cities might just be hiring.

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Year in Review 2010: The Year in Food Stories

Ten food stories you should read this year (or next year).


Recommended year-end readings about food. Goes well with Instapaper.

“Stung from Behind” by Nathanael Johnson in Conservation Magazine
Beside pesticides, cell-phone radiation, and colony collapse disorder, there’s another problem lurking in the produce aisle. It’s called the pollinator crisis.

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15 Books You Should Have Read in 2010

Best books of 2010, from Stephen King to Patti Smith.


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Yes, we read Freedom this year and yes, it was good. As Esquire put it, it “was one great slab of a book, at a time when most books have given up on greatness.” But there were other books in 2010, books that had to compete for our ever more challenged attention spans and won. So we asked a few members of the GOOD team & some of our good colleagues which book made their best list this past year. (And since discovering something you might have missed is one of the great pleasures of reading, no selections were disqualified for having been published prior to 2010).

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