More than any architect in recent memory, Rem Koolhaas bet his career on New York City. But he didn’t do it by building; he did it by writing.
Visiting the city on a fellowship during the architecturally moribund mid-70′s, Mr. Koolhaas wrote Delirious New York , a self-styled “retroactive manifesto” that laid out what had Read More
Since the new breed of directors and curators in charge of our trendiest museums like to speak of narratives-or even, God help us, narrativity-the question of the moment must be this: How are we to characterize the narrative of turbulence and disarray that has lately overtaken some of our local institutions? I suggest that we Read More
Once in a long while, we see a young, virtually unknown performer onstage and we’re made to feel truly alive in their extraordinary presence. They literally radiate. We fall in love with their raw talent, because it is still in the making, still on the more innocent cusp of great things. But it is unmistakably Read More