Aaron Schneider

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A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale.<p>A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that it is widely unsuited to domestic application. A home, after all, is not a city hall (Brutalism was most extensively rendered in the service of civic structures), and it need …

Architecture

America's Top Colleges Have A Rich-Kid Problem

In case you ever wondered just how much wealthy students dominate America's top colleges, here's a nice illustration from a new report by the Century Foundation.<p>At the most selective schools in the country,* 70 percent of students come from the wealthiest quarter of U.S. families.<p>Just 14 percent …

Dear High School Graduate: Everything You've Been Told Is False

When I graduated from Omaha Creighton Prep High School back in 1977, my fellow grads and I entered a benign, forgiving, if U.S.-hegemonic, economic order where one could find paid work — albeit of a blue collar variety — just by completing high school. A world where even a C student was guaranteed …

Nokia Lumia 521 review: High-value budget hit, but no LTE - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Nokia's <b>Lumia 521</b> packs in a better camera and more software features than you might expect for its $150 off-contract price tag.<p><b>The Bad</b> No LTE, poor screen quality, and no camera flash remind you that the 521 wasn't built to be a premium smartphone.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Nokia's Lumia 521 is one …

Gear & Gadgets

The Great Cloud-Induced Job Implosion That Never Happened

Two of the greatest fears about cloud computing deal with security — data security and job security. Caution continues to reign around data security, but any implosion of IT-related jobs has yet to materialize.<p>Yes, IT managers and professionals are working with increasingly restrained resources …