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KCET's 'Cool Spaces!' offers earnest, enthused tour of new architecture
KCET's 'Cool Spaces!' offers earnest, enthused tour of new architecture

It would be easy to dismiss "Cool Spaces!," a new series on contemporary architecture that will make its KCET debut at 10 p.m. Thursday, as a superficial if very earnest example of the dumbing down of American culture. The title of the show -- especially its exclamation point -- is enough to give you a sense of the smiling and credulous tone that prevails. Sorry: the smiling and credulous tone that prevails! And in fact the three buildings featured in the first episode -- the Cowboys' AT&T  Stadium in Dallas, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, home to the NBA’s Nets -- are presented in a breezy...

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