At Rikers, reality exceeds language.

The American Dream keeps getting smaller and smaller.

An ode to Liberty Inn, site of unseen, carnal pleasures

In New York City, real estate plays double duty, and apartments turn into art galleries.

Marcel Breuer’s museum on Madison opened our eyes to the sublime. Let’s not look away now.

Catty Corner

Binging on mindfulness


“What would happen if we foregrounded human values in the creation of our systems?”

Asset managers and AI are here for the design media’s copper wire.

Less a menacing monument to imminent doom than a superfluous, almost decadent by-product of capitalism gone awry

Applying universal suffrage to economics.


For Louise Nevelson, imitation was an affirmation that her style was worth repeating.

Do you believe in life after work?

Our built heritage should not become fossils enshrined in amber, but fertile, motley canvases on which to build anew.

The City of Lights still has some fight left in it.

  • Sleep No More is on at the McKittrick Hotel through May 27.

The cast changes; the choreography stays the same; what holds infinite interest is being there.

  • Perfect Days, directed by Wim Wenders, was given a limited North American release in February.

What should we expect from narratives about civic infrastructure?

  • Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, organized by Branden W. Joseph and Drew Sawyer with Marcelo Gabriel Yáñez and Imani Williford, was on view at the Brooklyn Musuem from November 17, 2023, to March 31, 2024.

Black-and-white xeroxed collages given away for free, or highly-curated, glossy magazine–style publications, or anything in between.

Beyond Digital has an epochal story to tell.

  • The Robert Olnick Pavilion at the Magazzino Italian Art museum in Cold Spring New York, was designed by Alberto Campo Baeza and MQArchitecture. It opened last fall.

Conceptual art and contemporary architecture lack the beguiling allure I find in brazen displays of Americana.