Architect of Giant Vagina Stadium Says It Doesn't Look like a Vagina

Ok, I'm sorry, but I don't understand how you could look at this stadium and think anything but "giant vagina." I am trying. But I cannot see anything else! However, the building's architect, Zaha Hadid, disagrees. "It's really embarrassing that they come up with nonsense like this," she told TIME. "What are they… » 11/25/13 10:25am 11/25/13 10:25am

The Daily Show Added a Nice, Full '70s Bush to Qatar's Vagina Stadium

Last Monday, the architectural firm behind the stadium being built for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar released a short animation to reveal what the stadium's design will eventually look like — and what it will look like, turns out, is a giant metal vagina. Of course, that's no cause for uproar. As my coworker Callie… » 11/20/13 11:00am 11/20/13 11:00am

Qatar's 30-Year-Old Culture Queen Is the Art World's Biggest Player

The biggest fish in the art acquisition pond is Sheika al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the 30-year-old chairwoman of the Qatar Museums Authority and a sister to Qatar’s new emir (and daughter of the former). Her recent buys include pieces by Rothko, Damien Hirst, and Paul Cézanne’s Card Players — for… » 7/24/13 9:30am 7/24/13 9:30am