The Week in Review: Giants Win the Series

A 25-year-old North Carolina native who married his high school sweetheart at 20 broke the record for most World Series innings pitched, was awarded the series MVP and won it all for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

Madison Bumgarner held the Kansas City Royals to two runs in Game 7, helping capture the Giants’ third title in five seasons.

“I’m numb through all this,” Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said after the game. “You’re so blessed and fortunate to get in the World Series and get to one; it just doesn’t happen very often. I’m amazed at what these guys did.”

They became the first team since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to win a Series Game 7 on the road and only the second team to win three championships.

Although this wasn’t the expected World Series, given that both teams were wild cards, there has been consistent “dynasty” talk since the win.

“Dynasty is a tough word, because the bodies will change, but next year will be a new movie, which is a good thing,” Giants President Larry Baer said.

“If you win three, I think it’s a dynasty,” Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt said. “I definitely wouldn’t say no.”

Let Flipboard be your baseball hub from World Series recaps to team magazines and baseball history.

San Francisco Giants by Adam Hatch: Giants news from an ultimate Giants fan.

Kansas City Royals Blue October 2014 by Julie Wolfe: Relive the best Royals game moments and fan moments.

World Series 2014 by thenewsdesk: Catch up on all your World Series news, game by game.

Baseball by Cayden Cline: The news about baseball, from the regular season to the World Series and latest on the players.

Baseball History by Tom McMahon: Review baseball history, an American tradition for over 140 years.

Baseball Visual by John Lackey: Images new and old from the fields, teams and stadiums.

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The New Flipboard Gets Personal with Over 30,000 Topics to Follow

We’re on a quest to create the world’s best personal magazine, and today’s update—the third generation of Flipboard—builds on our core tenets. The new Flipboard is both more personal and magazine-like. Here’s how:

1) With over 30,000 topics now available, your Flipboard can be as unique as you are. Topics range from “action hero” to “zoology” (and everything in-between), and you can find them via search or by tapping on the new topic tags on articles. Press “follow” every time you want to add something (or someone) to your Flipboard and watch as your experience becomes tailored to your life.

Topics are fueled by Zite’s technology but they’re also powered by people: Flipboard’s magazine makers, to be precise. Our “MagMakers” have curated over 10 million magazines around subjects they’re passionate about, often flipping in insightful articles, stunning photos and powerful videos and music. Our community’s hand-picked selections, indexed by our algorithms, yield a potent new mix of topical content you won’t find anywhere else. Take a look:

2) Want to catch up on the news in a fast, definitive way? Meet The Daily Edition, a carefully curated roundup of top headlines in news, business, tech, sports and culture, along with some fun elements, like a daily track and a Parting GIF to send you off on your day with a smile. Curated by the Flipboard team, The Daily Edition is currently available in editions for the U.S., UK, Latin America, U.S. Latino, Brazil and India, and is ready every day by 7:00 a.m. local time. You can find it among your tiles.

3) We’re rolling out an all-new design for the phone, where Flipboard has been re-imagined to be more magazine-like and elegant. Open Flipboard, and you’ll be immediately immersed in a highly-visual and up-to-the-minute stream of articles, photos and more based on your areas of interest. There are airy full-screen covers, fresh typography and a new navigational bar that lets you quickly access your home feed, your tiles, search, notifications and your profile.

4) The MagMakers among you will be excited to learn that there’s an updated look for profiles and a new Web tool called My Analytics, which offers an overview of how your curation is performing on Flipboard. And because we admire the work of our MagMakers, we’re launching a new series today called “My Magazine,” videos that spotlight inspiring people, their personal journeys and magazine expressions. Be sure to check out the clips and share your story with us using the #MyMagazine hashtag.

Finally, as part of this new edition of Flipboard, we’ve updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (effective October 30, 2014) to accommodate all the new features and to explain our practices more clearly.

There’s something for everyone in this third generation of Flipboard, whether you have deep interests, are a passionate curator or just want the latest headlines. So update today, start following topics and people, and truly make Flipboard your own.

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Meet Some Extraordinary People in the New “My Magazine” Campaign

Over 10 million—that’s how many magazines our community has created since March 2013, when the feature launched. Now anyone can curate magazines focused on the things they care about most. But a nagging question has always been: how do you find these amazing collections, which cover everything from adaptive urbanism to zen running?

Today’s launch of the third generation of Flipboard includes a key new feature—Topics—that will help many of those magazines find the audiences they deserve. Search for a topic of interest, and the results will include content from magazines curated by people passionate about that subject. In other words: magazine makers will move into the spotlight on Flipboard as never before.

With that in mind, we’re highlighting some particularly moving curators/storytellers for a new video series called “My Magazine.” At a key moment in their life—some extraordinary, some seemingly mundane—they identified their passion and then made it their mission to share that with the world. They’ve also transferred that expertise and enthusiasm into Flipboard magazines.

Former NFL-player-turned-astronaut Leland Melvin‘s story could be summed up in two words: “second chances.” His position as a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions was well deserved, but back-to-back hamstring injuries put him on the bench for good—so he went the only direction he knew: literally up and away, all the way to outer space and later as a champion for S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education.

In Carolyn Malachi‘s case, it was music that moved her—not just to dance, but to tell her own truth. Despite having a famous jazz pianist for a great-grandfather, Malachi was nudged by her parents towards business school. As a born leader, it seemed like a perfect fit. Today she’s a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter whose music acts as a way to trade stories, morals and mythologies about who we are.

And then there’s Steve Hawk, older brother to pro skater Tony Hawk, and no less accomplished. A journalist and lifelong surfer (one of the few people to have ridden waves on all seven continents), Hawk has translated his love of the ocean to readers of Harper’s, The New York Times and Outside Magazine, positioning surfing as the thinking man’s sport. Today he’s the executive editor at Sierra Magazine and acts as Secretary for the Tony Hawk Foundation, a charity focused on youth empowerment.

How about you? What’s your passion and are you using Flipboard magazines to share your expertise and interests with the world? We’d love to hear from you using the #mymagazine hashtag on social media, or upload your own inspiring video as a response to these videos on YouTube, Vimeo and/or Vine.

~ShonaS is curating “Proof of Experience
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Give Us a Few Flips, And We’ll Give You the World…in The Daily Edition

The Daily Edition is a new essential for Flipboard readers who want a fast, definitive roundup of the day’s news—with a little bit of fun thrown in the mix.

Although it’s packed with information, it’s also a quick read. There are top stories in news, business, technology, sports and popular culture, and every day we go deep on one story, selecting thoughtful articles about that story as well as a beautiful cover image. The Daily Edition also features noteworthy opinion pieces, exclusive photo galleries and a rotating special section: On Monday it’s “Big Ideas,” the latest in science, health and innovation; on Tuesday we’ve got top culture picks in books, music, art and more; on Wednesday it’s all things politics; Thursday is your style update; and Friday previews what’s coming up over the weekend. We finish it all off with a song we love and a Parting GIF to send you off with a smile.

You can find The Daily Edition among your tiles and you’ll get a notification when it’s ready each day at 7 a.m. If for any reason you do not want these notifications, you can go into your Flipboard Settings, tap into “Push Notifications” and tap the green button next to “Daily Edition.”

You can also remove it from your tiles at any time by holding your finger on the tile and tapping the “x”—though we hope you’ll find it to be a truly useful and indispensable part of your Flipboard experience.

The Daily Edition also comes in local versions for readers in the UK, India, Brazil, Latin America and Spanish-speaking U.S.

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The Week in Review: Remembering Oscar de la Renta, Celebrating Fashion

Oscar de la Renta shaped the meaning of elegance. With his tasteful lines, flowing silhouettes and bold colors, de la Renta proved great art in any form can transcend. In his 82 years—50 of which were spent at the helm of his own company—he celebrated women, donated his time and resources to education and cemented fashion’s role in politics by dressing the most important women in Washington.

“My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best,” he once said. “Work hard. Believe in yourself. It’s not the publicity that sells the clothes, it’s the woman.”

He dressed generations of women, including Audrey Hepburn, Oprah, Sarah Jessica Parker, Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, rapper Nicki Minaj, Amal Alamuddin at her recent wedding and every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy.

“We will always be grateful to Oscar for the love he showed us, and for sharing his talent on some of the most important occasions of our lives,” the Clintons said in a statement after his passing.

“We will miss Oscar’s generous and warm personality, his charm and his wonderful talents,” former first lady Laura Bush said in a statement. “My daughters and I have many fond memories of visits with Oscar, who designed our favorite clothes, including Jenna’s wedding dress.”

In a piece penned for Vogue, Anna Wintour, Artistic Director for Condé Nast and Vogue Editor in Chief, wrote, “There is much being said that his passing yesterday marks the end of an era. Not true. He was the most democratic man I knew and he would have lived happily and defined any era.”

De la Renta’s influence is seen in magazines on Flipboard, in topics ranging from bridal inspiration to women’s rights.

Wedding Wishes by kpease1: A bridal how-to, covering everything from de la Renta’s inspirational dresses to invitation options and location suggestions.

Clothes and Fashion by Amelia Shepherd: A look at fashion throughout our lives, from the runway to the street.

RunWay by universal_style: The models, runways and designers that comprise high fashion.

Bridal by margaret marshall: Iconic wedding dresses from de la Renta’s atelier and other lines.

Women’s Rights by Cena Bussey: Supporting the pursuits of women across the globe, inclduing the first ladies de la Renta famously dressed.

Tributes & Obituaries by thenewsdesk: Celebrating those we’ve lost.

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On the Red Couch with Comic Book Icon Jim Lee

Young, talented Ivy League graduate leaves the safe confines of higher learning to pursue his dream, founds a company that transforms an industry and becomes wildly successful in the process. Silicon Valley startup entrepreneur, you say? Try comic book creator with an origin story worthy of the very pages he creates.

Jim Lee, world-renowned artist, writer, editor and publisher, has been a pioneer in the comic book industry for more than 25 years. Among his many accomplishments are founding Image Comics and Wildstorm Productions, becoming the current Co-Publisher of DC Comics, and being in the Guinness World Records for having penciled and co-written the best-selling comic book of all time (X-Men No. 1).

He might be best known for his distinctive drawing style, but Jim’s knowledge and influence over an entire publishing medium has been even more eye catching. We were fortunate enough to hear his stories, thoughts and insights below.

You decided to take a huge gamble on your passion in life, like many startup founders. What gave you the confidence to jump into comics?
It was largely stupidity. When you’re young and just starting out, it’s less of a gamble because you’ve got nowhere to go but up. You’re not thinking about buying a house or saving up for my kids’ college fund. It’s all about immediate gratification. When I was deciding what interests me, it was creating and telling stories with pictures. I couldn’t envision a life where I didn’t get to do that.

Your work has made a big impact on an entire industry, particularly artists. What influenced your style—that has in return influenced the style of so many after you?
I was very much a kid of pop culture and mainstream comics: John Byrne, Neal Adams, George Pérez, Frank Miller. When I first started in the business, I was still looking at past comics as a source of inspiration. But in my second year, I basically put down all those comic books I loved and said, “I’m going to throw that out of my point of view and just rely on what comes to mind.” My style did go on to be copied, perhaps because it was commercially successful. One of the more gratifying things I hear at Comic-Con is from young people who grew up on my comic books and were inspired to pursue a career in the arts because of them. There’s no greater honor than passing inspiration forward.

You were at the top of the game at Marvel when you took your second big entrepreneurial leap to start Image. How did that gamble end up happening?
Maybe it was less of a gamble because I always felt like, “Hey, if things go horribly awry, maybe they’ll take us back.” [Laughs] But at the end of the day, I launched Image with the other guys because they were my friends—we grew up in the business together, we had a lot of shared sensibilities and desires, and we didn’t know any better.

In addition to being a commercial success, Image also changed the game for independent creators from a business standpoint. How would you describe Image’s lasting effects on the publishing industry?
Well, first off, I think creators owning their work outright was a big change. We were able to pass on most of the profits to the creators themselves. But more so than that, showing there were other options out there for creators was important and continues to be to this day. Whether it’s Kickstarter or self publishing or web comics, I think it’s healthy for the business and healthy for the talent community to have as many options as possible.

Tell us about The New 52 project at DC. What was it like to reboot the most iconic characters in the DC Comics universe?
It’s interesting. This touches on many of the themes of what prepares you to take gambles in life. I certainly drew upon the experiences I had at Marvel with Heroes Reborn, where we rebooted the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Avengers and Captain America. And I looked at history, as well, since DC had done what’s called the Silver Age reboot of the characters back in the 50s. We wanted to take the entire DC universe and do something exciting that would essentially reset the table to make it inviting for both new and old fans.

When you think about The New 52 and how dramatically sweeping those changes were, there was a risk of damaging these icons that have been around for 75+ years. There was a furor and controversy in the press leading up to the launch as fans were up in arms about these changes. But it was one of those instances where it paid off to stick to your guns because when the books came out, it was a huge success. It really showed that you can’t always rely on a certain subsection of your readers who may be the most vocal but may not represent the bulk of your potential sales and audience.

Something near and dear to Flipboard is the technology shifts that are happening in digital publishing. Are there any new consumer technologies related to the comic book industry that you find interesting?
One of the great things that helped The New 52 gain so much traction was the same-day-digital [publishing] across our entire lineup—you could buy the print edition and the digital edition at the same time. That opened up the world: it made The New 52 just a couple clicks away for a potential consumer to read an article about what we’re doing, find the website, and purchase the comic book that they just read about.

The other thing that happened was that portable media devices allowed us to experiment with interactive storytelling and tell stories in dramatically different ways. Instead of your traditional left-right, up-down narrative/flow that you would normally have in a printed comic book, you can now build panels in a dynamic way that mixes visual and story elements. You tap the screen and get a word balloon; tap again and get a sound effect; tap again to see a previous panel, and so on. It’s like building a song using notes in a very different way.

It seems like comic book characters and their stories are more popular and relevant than ever, with several of the highest grossing movies this year being based on comics. What do you think has caused this renaissance?
The common answer here is that comic books are the mythology of pop culture today. But I think these movies are so popular because they are based on great stories. What you get out of publishing great comic stories for 70-80 years is a sort of natural selection. The stories that have survived are the best stories of an entire industry over decades. The glitzy CGI is then great for bringing those stories to life on the big screen. But at the end what brings people to the cinema are the stories about the people and that human element. I don’t think it’s a surprise that some of the very best movie heroes out there are comic book heroes.

DC Comics’ “Justice League: Origin” is available for free download now through our partner, iBooks, as part of its iOS 8 celebration. You can download Lee’s book (and others) via the iBooks pages in this magazine:

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What I’m Reading: The Moment Magazine

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“Nothing useless can be truly beautiful,” said the English textile designer and writer William Morris. A century later, one man made it his life’s work to echo the need for both form and function. Months before his passing, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs reminded the world that “technology married with liberal arts makes our hearts sing.”

Two people who live by these ideas are Jennifer Frye and Allan Bunch of The Moment Magazine. The Washington, DC-based duo work in tech—Frye as the technology project manager for a museum and Bunch as the VP of a local startup—and see art as an integral part of their professional and personal lives.

On Flipboard, the pair slip into the role of curators. The Moment’s virtual gallery of city guides, art news and trends is updated daily with selections ranging from the offbeat to the essential. With so much available eye candy, we wanted an insider’s guide to having great taste.

So we asked: what are you reading?

The Moment began as an opportunity to share with the world stories around our collective interests and experiences. Our first daily posts were explorations in art, food, music and travel.

Before long, we realized that our collection of stories truly resonated with our readers, so we set out to understand why. With so much available content focusing on culture, what was it that attracted people to the musings of our experiences? It wasn’t long before we started to uncover the answer: positivity.

With positivity as our beacon, we set out, every day, to curate the best content for our 14 Flipboard magazines that span culture, art, fashion, technology, design, food and local guides to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Miami.

We subscribe to growing list of about 137 sources that we flip from throughout the day and also when we’re up at night. While it’s hard to narrow our favorite Flipboard sources down to a few, some of them include:

Instagram: We subscribe to images tagged with #contemporaryart, #streetart and #lovenyc as well as several talented NYC photographers like Kevin Lu, Gary Hershorn, Wrongrob, DARIO NYC and JMSUAREZ. One of the best parts of any day is coming across those few images out of the multitude that we can’t wait to share with our readers!

Twitter: Nothing beats Twitter for finding out what is happening at events like Art Basel, New York Fashion Week and SXSW in real and near time.

Flipboard Picks and Instagram Gems: We love checking out the inspiring content shared by the Flipboard team in Flipboard Picks and Instagram Gems. Both magazines are our favorite jumping off points for exploring magazines offered by other Flipboard MagMakers. Of course, we are always very excited if we find one of our flips featured in them as well.

Untapped Cities, Time Out New York, Gotham Magazine, Guest of a Guest: On a consistent basis, we can always count on these wonderful folks for insights on what’s happening in NYC.

Blouin Artinfo, Hyperallergic, Colossal, Arrested Motion, Artsy: Fantastic sources for keeping up-to-date with contemporary and modern art.

Cool Hunting, Wired, Fast Company, My Modern Met: Commendable sources for a wide variety of cool, motivating and inspiring stuff.

Our Flipboard readers know that we keep them up-to-date on topics ranging from fashion, to local happenings, to offbeat delights. Aside from our specific sources, what all but a few know is the test that each must pass before publication consideration: our smile test!

As we uncover exciting nuggets to share with our friends, if it makes us smile, The Moment readers are likely to see it. It’s our way of connecting with our magazine fans. When you read a fun Offbeat Moment story, gaze at a photo in Art Moment, visit an event you discovered in What Where New York, or try that recipe from Culinary Moment, you can be sure that what you’re experiencing made us smile.

And when our readers comment, letting us know that we brought a bit of cheer to their day; well, that’s why we do what we do. That’s why The Moment is on Flipboard.

Stay in The Moment on Flipboard:

~ShonaS is curating “Proof of Experience
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Your Guide to Travel + Leisure on Flipboard

When “Camera and Travel” became “Travel + Leisure” in 1971, it combined the renowned photography of the former with the most experienced travel journalism of the latter. Today, the result is a magazine filled with inspirational images and articles to help make your worldly adventures more comfortable and chic.

In search of a kid-friendly place to stay? Pick from a list of the best hotel kids’ clubs. Worried about this holiday season? Catch up with five “before you leave” steps to ease the stress. Tired of over-packing? Get tips from a travel-pro CEO. Having a girls or boys weekend in Miami? Make sure you do it right.

They’re also known for the World’s Best, a user-survey-driven list of recommendations that includes the World’s Best Hotels, Cities, Cruise Lines and Spas.

Turn your workday daydreams into a reality by planning your next family vacation, hour of relaxation or perfect meal with Travel + Leisure, specially designed for Flipboard:

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The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against income inequality and poverty and about the importance of family and responsible government.

While the Pope enjoys record popularity levels, the teachings of the Catholic Church often stir debate in the U.S., most recently surrounding gays and same-sex relationships. A group of Roman Catholic bishops gathered at the Vatican this week to address the future of the church. They produced a preliminary paper that called for the church to accept unmarried couples, those who previously divorced and gay people, who have “qualities to offer to the Christian community,” the bishops wrote.

The writing, believed to be the first positive statements about same-sex relationships from the church, was met with applause by some and criticism from others.

Archbishop Bruno Forte said the church does not support gay unions or marriages, but it must “respect the dignity of every person.”

“The fundamental idea is the centrality of the person independently of sexual orientation,” he said after the document’s release.

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke said “worrying tendencies” were emerging because the group was “supporting the possibility of adopting a practice that deviates from the truth of the faith.”

The firestorm and international headlines that followed the paper in part caused the Vatican to backtrack. In a statement later, they called the report a “working document” not intended to create “the impression of a positive evaluation” of same-sex relationships or unmarried couples who live together. A final report is expected to be released Saturday.

The Vatican tug-of-war reflects conversations globally and in the U.S., where opinions about religion are constantly changing. A recent Pew survey found three-quarters of Americans think religion is losing influence in America but want it to play a more central role in politics. Since the 2010 midterm elections, there was also an increase in those who said their views on social and political issues should be expressed in places of worship.

Readers are collecting stories about religious issues and people on Flipboard. Here’s a sampling.

Pope by Elayne Casados: Tracking Pope Francis, from his most recent travels to his statements.

Religion Newsflips by clasqm: News about Catholicism, Mormonism, Judaism and Islam.

Vatican by Kyle Andrew Brown: Images, video and speeches from the seat of the Catholic Church.

Temples by Balasubramanian: See the beautiful temples of India.

Buddhism by navneetnair: The teachings and customs of Buddhism.

Faith by Ambrose Pan: Sayings, scripture and quotes.

~GabyS is reading “Monuments
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On the Red Couch with Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers

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They say design is the world’s oldest discipline. And maybe the most essential: From freeways to French fries, the stuff of modern civilization had to be crafted by designers—engineers, artisans and architects—with the capacity to understand and execute the needs of society.

One of those designers is Stephen Ayers, the 11th Architect of the Capitol. Of his many responsibilities, one looms the largest: the renovation of the Capitol Dome. To explain why the iconic edifice needs a facelift, Ayers uses Flipboard to retell the story of one of democracy’s greatest symbols.

What is the Architect of the Capitol?
It’s a federal agency, and we are the stewards of the beautiful buildings on Capitol Hill. We’re in charge of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of nearly 18,000,000 square feet for Congress and the Supreme Court.

We’re an organization of 2,300 employees who are experts in architecture and historical preservation, and employ historical crafts and trades to repair and maintain these beautiful buildings that have been entrusted in our care.

It’s also a person. I’m the 11th Architect of the Capitol in our 224-year history in this great city of Washington D.C.

Was this something you aspired to as a child?
It’s not something I knew about in architecture school. I was in active duty at the military, working as a licensed architect, in 1985 or so. It wasn’t until the late ’90s that I heard about the Architect of the Capitol, and applied for a job there. I’ve been here 17 years.

When you were in the military, what kinds of projects were you working on?
It’s funny, everybody asks me that question. They’re surprised to hear that there even are architects in the military!

I was designing office buildings, a master plan for Edwards Air Force Base, and family housing units—homes, that is—plus all the industrial parts that go with flying airplanes: an air traffic control tower, or a hangar, or some high-tech facility.

I was part of a team that designed an anechoic chamber—that’s a huge building where the B1 bomber would come in and be on a turntable, which would turn inside this building as it activated its radar so the military could do tests. Some really fun, hi-tech buildings.

The public doesn’t have a great opinion of Congress at the present moment. Why should people care about what you’re doing?
I’ve been out across the country in the past several years, talking to people and giving speeches and getting feedback, and one thing that I’ve learned is that people treasure their Capitol building. It always ranks as one of the most beautiful buildings in these surveys that architects do every year.

And people want to know about it. It’s important for us to get the word out because there’s a genuine interest across the nation and globe. You can hardly turn on a television anywhere in the country without seeing a glimpse of the Capitol building. It’s become a symbol of our democracy. People want to be reassured that it’s cared for. And that in 200 years, it will look as it first did.

It sounds like the Capitol is under a lot of construction. What’s going on?
We have a number of issues across the Capitol campus. Right here on the Capitol building we are restoring the cast iron outer shell of the dome that’s been in place for some hundred and fifty years.

It was built at the height of the Civil War. It hasn’t been restored since 1959, and today it’s got over a thousand cracks and water leaks and is in dire need of repair. We’re undertaking the repair of the dome today, and it’s in the process of being scaffolded. We’re also restoring the frescos and paintings of Constantino Brumindi, and that’s just here in the Capitol Building.

Out of all those projects, which is the most personally satisfying?
The restoration of the dome. It’s so iconic, everyone knows and loves it, and it stood for so much. It was constructed in the midst of a war, when President Lincoln talked about the building continuing through the Civil War. Relating that construction to the fact that our nation should endure is really meaningful for me. What an honor to be a part of it everyday.

You’re fixing old buildings. Why use new media like Flipboard?
We have an unbelievable groundswell of people asking questions. It’s not just a local thing, it’s a national and international thing. We have to reach a broad spectrum of people very, very quickly. Not everyone gets the opportunity to see it. We have to recreate that experience virtually.

And what do you hope people learn from these magazines?
We want people to be comforted that we are passionate stewards of their treasure. This is their capital building and they’ve entrusted my organization to care for it. We accept that challenge and are passionate about doing so. We really want people to be inspired about architecture and design and the work that Congress does.

As an architect, what do you think about that the average person might not consider when it comes to cities and the buildings in them?
What I often think is important is not the buildings themselves, but the space between them. The design of those buildings has to create healthy and welcoming environments inside and outside. I also think about how they create civic spaces that give communities a sense of who they are. Buildings must be designed to reinforce our identities.

Keep up with the Capitol Dome renovation here:

~ShonaS is curating “Proof of Experience
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