We’ve seen plenty of dead malls reborn as unusual things, from high schools to greenhouses. The Taiwanese city of Tainan is one-upping them all by tearing down an aging mall to create a network of sandy, shady lagoons.
Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor's latest novel, is a swirling writhing cross section of life in Lagos, Nigeria as aliens make contact for the first time ever. It doesn't go smoothly — a fact which allows Okorafor to bring to life a fascinating view of Lagos in all its contradictions.
Ben Chapman, who portrayed "The Gill Man" in Creature From The Black Lagoon (at least, whenever he was above water) passed away two weeks ago after a lifetime of being identified with the iconic sea beast and loving it. Although he only acted in one film following the original movie, he would travel the mainland…