Last November, Kanye West stopped by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design to deliver a three-minute manifesto on the state of architecture today. Standing atop a drafting table in the middle of the school’s… Read More

A little over two weeks before the final draft of my Ph.D. was due to be submitted to the University of Chicago library, I found myself in a windowless room above a big-box shopping… Read More

In the summer of 1960, James Baldwin wrote an essay he styled “Fifth Avenue, Uptown: A Letter from Harlem.” Among the host of ills he observed in the neighborhood where he was born and… Read More

“Anyone can find tranquility on top of a mountain. Can you find it in the middle of Times Square?” Each summer solstice, thousands of yoga aficionados, and some novices, gather at Times Square to… Read More