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Baratunde Thurston onstage at the 99U Conference. Photo: Julian Mackler / MACKME.COM “I’m the type of dude that thinks I can do anything,” said Baratunde Thurston, the Director of Digital at The Onion and the bestselling author of How to Be Black . Wrapping up two days of serious insights, Thurston closed out the Conference with a hilarious recap of lessons learned. But he also shared a few gems of his own along the way. Just because you use tools doesn’t mean you’re actually building things.
Art Basel Miami Beach kicks into full gear this week, bringing nearly half a million people from across the globe to greater Miami. Art and design have played big roles in Miami’s revitalization, from South Beach’s restored Art Deco treasures to the more recent redevelopment of the Design District and the Wynwood Arts District, homes to galleries, private museum collections, bars and restaurants. Art and culture are increasingly important components of urban redevelopment efforts everywhere.
I kind of want to move to the Upper East Side of Manhattan.