Culture

Title Issue
Playing in Traffic

Playing in Traffic

New Yorkers have found numerous ways to ignore the highway-centered city of Robert Moses.

July-August 2014
Mission Impossible?

Mission Impossible?

Dallas’s local architecture critic leads a campaign to tear down a highway in the autocentric city.

July-August 2014
Private Office Blues

Private Office Blues

Having his own closed work space in the open-cubicle world of 2014 has our columnist feeling uneasy.

June 2014
Face-to-Face

Face-to-Face

Even in our digital age, the urge to physically connect is still alive and well.

June 2014
Remembering Marc Dessauce, Scholar of Early American Modernism

Remembering Marc Dessauce, Scholar of Early American Modernism

The late architectural historian assembled a large archive of documents devoted to the architect Knud Lonberg-Holm.

June 2014
Ditching the Manual

Ditching the Manual

The surprisingly good LEGO Movie points to a future when improvisation might be the key to planetary survival.

May 2014
Hey, Let’s Be Careful Out There

Hey, Let’s Be Careful Out There

The challenges ahead require a whole new approach to problem solving.

May 2014
Possibilities over Prescriptions

Possibilities over Prescriptions

Pundits speculating about the design commission for the Obama library need to broaden their perspectives.

May 2014
American Tune

American Tune

Jan and Marica Vilcek’s remarkable immigrant story provides the inspiration for their foundation’s annual awards honoring young foreign-born scientists, artists, and designers.

April 2014
Accessible Cab?

Accessible Cab?

When good intentions meet bad design

April 2014