The New Yorker

High-Tech Bibliophilia

Rem Koolhaas’s new library in Seattle is an ennobling public space.

May 2004

Miami Vice

Is this the ugliest building in New York?

Oct 2002

High-Tech Emporiums

Prada and Toys R Us have much in common.

Mar 2002

Sanctum on the Coast

Rafael Moneo’s new cathedral in L.A. looms large.

Sep 2002
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Ghosts in the House

How Toni Morrison fostered a generation of black writers.

Oct 2003

West Side Fixer-Upper

New ideas for Lincoln Center that don’t involve dynamite.

Jul 2003

Building Plans

When the biggest structures are suddenly destroyed, what will someday replace the rubble?

Sep 2001

Climate by Numbers

Can a tech firm help farmers survive global warming?

Nov 2013

Our Broken Constitution

Everyone agrees that government isn’t working. Are the founders to blame?

Dec 2013

The Show-Woman

Suzan-Lori Parks’s idea for the largest theatre collaboration ever.

Oct 2006

Mammy for the Masses

Hattie McDaniel worked as a maid, and played one on the screen.

Sep 2005

Thicker Than Water

A Nantucket family’s trial at sea.

Feb 2014
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Enameled Lady

How Katherine Anne Porter perfected herself.

Apr 2009
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A Raised Hand

Can a new approach curb domestic homicide?

Jul 2013
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The Fourth State of Matter

At the end of the hallway are the double doors leading to the rest of my life.

Jun 1996

After Syria

If the Assad regime falls, can Hezbollah survive?

Feb 2013

The Deep State

The Prime Minister is revered as a moderate, but how far will he go to stay in power?

Mar 2012

Mozzarella Story

A cheese ritual.

Dec 2013

Capital Fellows

London’s mayoral race is serious entertainment.

Apr 2008

The Color of Blood

Race, memory, and a killing in the suburbs.

Mar 2008

No Daily Specials

Customs of a New Orleans roadhouse.

Nov 2010

Rag Time

What I bought last summer.

Sep 2006

Lost Son

Finding the family he left behind.

Mar 2005

Dissed Fish

The strange attraction of snoek.

Sep 2004