Lebbeus Woods passed away two Novembers ago. He was loved and respected by other architects and by the generations of students he taught at Cooper Union. He was also a rogue figure, drawn more to meditative explorations of the human condition and futuristic scenarios then to building in any button-up, doing business kind of sense.… Read More


The New York Historical Society has a large museum just south of the Natural History Museum on W.78th Street. At the entrance to the museum, there is a sculpture by artist Fred Wilson titled Liberty/Liberté (2011). This brilliant archival assemblage of historical objects was culled from the NYHS collection and addresses the legacy of slavery… Read More


In January, Rizzoli Books announced that it would be closing its store on West 57th Street. By the time April rolled around the closure felt sudden. On April 11th, 2014, the final day, the store was packed with people, significantly busier and louder than usual. It was filled with curiosity seekers and discount scavengers looking… Read More


Gun Machine is a tightly wound, little beast of a detective novel. The story begins with two NYC detectives who stumble into an explosive situation. An angry, naked man with a shotgun is set off by an eviction notice and threatens to kill his neighbors in his run-down apartment building. One of the two officers… Read More


The Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was built to house the Hirschorn art collection, which was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1965. The site picked for the Hirschorn had previously held the large red brick Medical Museum which was demolished to make room for the new museum. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore,… Read More


Plegaria Muda (2008-2010) by Doris Salcedo

Doris Salcedo is a Columbian-born sculptor who rose to prominence in the mid 1990’s. Her works, viagra sale centered around the theme of political violence and often site-specific, case are created with repeated groupings of found objects like chairs and desks. Furniture takes the space left by people—their absences notable and traumatic; their memories alive… Read More


The Macula have just installed a new work and this time instead of mapping architectural details they have turned them into a virtual instrument. Visitors can create music with the chapel by using laser pointers to trigger various sounds that are linked to each element. Introducing the Archifon “Archifon is a big interactive virtual musical… Read More


The Big Salad

Unreal Estate presents a series of seriograph prints about places that we all know yet cannot visit. Tim Doyle is a poster and comic artist from Austin, clinic TX—best known for re-imagining movie posters for old movies that were being screened at places like the legendary Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. For his current exhibition at Spoke… Read More


Remember the Spirograph? The plastic geometric drawing tool has for generations provided hours of hypnotic entertainment by helping children draw complex patterns on paper. French artist Sebastien Preschoux has taken the technique to a whole other level. His flat works and wall installations use the ethereal lines to create those same intricate and hypnotic patterns… Read More


Walking into a recently opened storefront next to a high end clothing store, prostate on a particularly hip part of Valencia street, one hardly knows what to expect. The front is plain and blacked out except for the neon pink, Scanners decal on the window. Inside is a bookstore with a ragtag collection of bookshelves… Read More