Art: Will Christo’s Mastaba project come to life in the UAE, after forty years of planning?
Media: What happens to old TVs? It’s a complicated story.
Performance: Cuba’s drag kings and queens are known as “transformistas,” which seems like the perfect word.
History/Audio: Today’s Optimistic Almanac tells the story of Shackleton’s daring rescue operation. Get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton, indeed.