News Roundup 5/16/2014

We’ve lost H.R. Geiger this week.  A true original.



  • Malls are dying.  One expert predicts we’ll loose up to half.  I certainly know two in places I used to live that were just plain demolished – and I’ve seen the upscale swing as well.
  • California Mayors seeking tax breaks for films.  You know what that means if it works . . . and the possible local implications.


  • 75% of German energy is from renewables.  75% percent.  If the U.S. and other countries ever jump on this bandwagon (and may not have a choice as the reality of climate change sinks in) there’s a place to direct your career.