Spot 1: Ports of Call

Ports of Call

Supernumerary

In August 2017, I was a passenger—a “supernumerary,” in shipping lingo—aboard a cargo ship that sailed the North Sea’s perimeter before crossing the Atlantic Ocean: Le Havre to Antwerp to Rotterdam to Bremerhaven and over Scotland to Charleston, South Carolina. These photographs and notes document the journey.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
The North Sea
Credit:
Photo + Text / Kate Yeh Chiu

Gray Harbor

What such water goods reveal—only to persons close enough to smell the clinging dregs of seaweed or willing to caress the faux-leather handbag tucked into a cellophane sleeve—are the sentient negotiations of supple conquest.

Type:
Features, Projects
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
Hong Kong
Credit:
Text / Holy Motors; Images / Luke Casey

Captives

I went back to Charleston, SC, for a wedding recently, and of all the port cities I have visited, lived in, or loved, Charleston is the worst.

Type:
Features
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Text / Jasmine Amussen

Spot 2: American Horror Story

American Horror Story

Fantasy Art Draft

In Texas, the Dallas Cowboys share a home with world-class works of art; recruited by owners Gene and Jerry Jones, curator Mary Zlot quarterbacks the collection.

Type:
Features, Interviews
Source:
September/October 2016
Location:
Arlington, TX
Credit:
Interview / Daniel Fuller

alternative (2)

In German, alt means old.

Type:
Glossary
Source:
Summer 2017
Credit:
Text / Tod Wodicka

The Un-Heroic Act

Content Warning: This review contains descriptions and visual depictions of sexual assault.  In late September 2018, Christine Blasey Ford testified against...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
November 1, 2018
Location:
New York, NY
Credit:
Text / Kristen Racaniello

Las Vegas: Still Learning?

As the entertainment capital struggles to pioneer a new arts & culture landscape, the shape of the “future city” begins to take form—and it looks like a “strip.”

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Las Vegas
Credit:
Text / Claire E. Dempster

Spot 3: Reviews

Reviews

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams

“I am a designer, an architect, a sculptor, engineer, artist.” That’s how Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015), the subject of a...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
New York, NY
Credit:
Text / Robert Wiesenberger

USB-C

In Q4 2013 the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, a consortium of technology companies including HP, Intel, and Microsoft, announced that...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Credit:
Text / Stephen Froese

7-Eleven Glazed Honey Bun

This winter I spent two months in Los Angeles, hoping to experience the United States in a new way and...
Type:
Reviews
Source:
Summer 2018
Location:
7-Eleven
Credit:
Text / Karim Crippa

Spot 4: Cultural Capitals

Cultural Capitals

Huguette Caland: A Life Coming Into Focus

Once known only to few for her erotic topographies and obsessive line, an unsung heroine of Arab modernism enters the canon.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Los Angeles, CA; Beirut, Lebanon
Credit:
Text / Omar Kholeif

Viva Vienna

Young gallerists inject Austria’s primary city with cultural capital, fresh program strategies, and plenty of teamwork.

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Vienna
Credit:
Text / Francesca Gavin

Decolonizing the Ethnographic Museum

Europe’s museums turn to institutional rebrands and infusions of contemporary art to update their imperial-era collections —but are these efforts enough?

Type:
Features
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Vienna
Credit:
Text / Christoph Chwatal

Cathedrals

Tracking the legacy of architect Paul R. Williams, a photographer finds Las Vegas’ modernist sanctuaries.

Type:
Features, Projects
Source:
Spring 2018
Location:
Las Vegas
Credit:
Photo / Janna Ireland

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Spot 5: Atlanta

Atlanta

WE RIDE THE MARTA BUS

If highways and thoroughfares are Atlanta’s arteries, its bus stops are its pulse sites— places at which human life most authentically inhabits a city on the move.

Type:
Projects
Source:
July 25, 2018
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Credit:
Art / Ruth Dusseault

The Practice of Circuit-Making

To “know” a city, walk it.

Type:
Projects
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Tbilisi; Seoul; San Francisco; Istanbul; Decatur, GA.
Credit:
Art + Text / Brian Sherman

Doris Adelaide Derby

“Not all aspects of our lives are about the injustice.” Atlanta photographer, activist, organizer, and educator on SNCC in 1960s Mississippi, Roy DeCarava, and the importance of multidimensional representation.

Type:
Interviews
Source:
Winter 2017/2018
Location:
Atlanta
Credit:
Interview / Erin Jane Nelson