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Curbed Holiday Longreads: What to Read While the Turkey Roasts

'Tis the season for holiday merriment, rich food, and awkward political conversations with extended family you haven't seen since last year's holiday season. Take the edge off with these Curbed longreads, which will get you through the excruciating wait for the turkey to finish roasting or provide a welcome distraction when you're in line for a Black Friday deal. Check 'em out!

1. In Cuba, Architecture and Design Blossom Under New Laws

On the rise of private architecture and design practice in Cuba.

2. They Like Eich: How Midcentury House Designer Joseph Eichler Made a Comeback (↓)

On the tech industry's surprising hand in the resurgence of California midcentury architect Joseph Eichler.

3. Frank Lloyd Wright House Is Rebuilt Anew, Piece by Piece, in Arkansas

On a Frank Lloyd Wright house's journey from New Jersey to an Arkansas museum.

4. An 'Anarchist's' Plan to Reinvent the Historic House Museum

On one man's quest to save the historic house museum.

5. Building Trust, and a Schoolhouse, in a Zambian Community

On a non-profit's commitment to building a school for a Zambian community.

6. Detroit Distilled: How the City's Modern Past Could Inspire Its Future

On how the future of the Motor City could lie in the spaces between its stellar architecture.

7. The ADA at 25: How One Law Helped Usher in An Age of Accessible Design

On the groundbreaking Americans With Disabilities Act and the legislation's effect on design.

8. Meet the Creationist Group Building a Life-Size Noah's Ark

On a religious group's effort to build a life-size version of the Biblical vessel.

9. Inside 1930s Designer Dorothy Draper's Riotously Colorful World

On the vibrant life and work of the legendary interior designer.

10. Cranbrook's Golden Age: How a Freewheeling School Changed American Design (↑)

On a Detroit-area school that gave us many of designs greats.

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