Brexit in the Garden
We impose taxonomic lines as if they’re embedded in the soil, but they’re nothing a plant would recognize. What is diversity but a defiance of the impulse to categorize?
Remembering Emmett Till
The ruins of a grocery store and the nostalgic restoration of a gas station reveal the enduring racism beneath the surface of historical markers.
What might the abstract and architectural offer in terms of transgender representation? We can start by looking at the art of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Into the Uncanny Valley
It is disconcerting when we can’t quite sort out the relationship of an image to the world.
The Ugly Pet
Sustainability should be revolutionary to architectural form. But it hasn’t been, at least not yet.
Impossible City: New Orleans
Sometimes you see a picture and you can tell that something’s missing, but you don’t know what it is.
14 to 1: Post-Katrina Architecture by the Numbers
The focus on Make It Right might suggest that contemporary residential architecture is typical of post-Katrina New Orleans. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Las Vegas, Reviewed
A new book probes the improbable success of a city so deeply embedded in the American imagination that it’s too important to fail.
Above Lake Las Vegas
Aerial photographs of the bankrupt luxury developments on an artificial riviera 20 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.