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  • December 13, 2007

    Tilted Ash

    A retrospective exhibition of Martin Puryear's sculptures reinvents MoMA's signature atrium space as a site for spiritual longing.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • September 19, 2007

    Art Matters

    Michael Rakowitz talks about his art, the possibility of public space and the Iraq War.

    Benjamin Tiven

  • May 29, 2007

    Colossus of Baghdad

    As conditions worsen inside Baghdad's embattled Green Zone, construction continues on a grandiose US Embassy complex that mirrors Bush Administration delusions of a reordered Middle East. Take a virtual tour.

    Tom Engelhardt

  • May 1, 2006

    Jane Jacobs’s Genius

    A tribute to Jane Jacobs's extraordinary vision of urban life and her passionate care for people and places.

    Roberta Brandes Gratz and Stephen A. Goldsmith

  • September 30, 2005

    25 Questions About the Murder of New Orleans

    New Orleans did not die an accidental death--it was murdered by deliberate design and planned neglect. Here are twenty-five urgent questions from the people who live in a city submerged in anger and frustration.

    Mike Davis and Anthony Fontenot


  • September 29, 2005

    Mute Point

    The undulating monoliths in architect Peter Eisenman's Holocaust memorial in Berlin are more banal than beautiful--which suits Eisenman fine.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • September 19, 2005

    Visionaries Wanted

    New homes for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina need not be the penitentiary-style public housing we've come to dread. Bring in architects who know how to create human-scale dwellings for the poor.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 8, 2005

    Memorial Chauvinism

    The controversy over the World Trade Center cultural institutions is one more episode in a long, often bitter dispute over how 9/11 should be remembered and understood.

    Alisa Solomon

  • May 31, 2005

    Collective Memory and the Holocaust

    An interview with Peter Eisenman, architect of Berlin's new Holocaust memorial.

    Ross Benjamin

  • March 10, 2005

    In the Park With Christo

    From everywhere people flocked to New York City to experience the extraordinary installation in Central Park by the environmental artists Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude.

    Roberta Brandes Gratz and Stephen A. Goldsmith