Posing as a sleek glass-and-aluminum folly, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new 20,000-square-foot, $28 million visitor center was built as an environmentally themed lesson plan. The educational mission goes down easy.
Eli Lilly & Co. Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter said during a panel discussion in Washington that U.S. lawmakers should renew the research-and- development tax credit to make it easier for companies to compete globally. The Oct. 5 event, sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News in Washington, centered on ways to spur innovation.
It’s tough guys versus smart guys in Colin Quinn’s “Long Story Short,” a funny, politically incorrect history of the world. Directed by his pal Jerry Seinfeld , Quinn’s 75 minute routine hits a variety of targets, including the Catholic Church: “It’s hard to confess to a priest who likely has a Justin Bieber poster on his wall.”