Ben
Vassar
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 5:07pm
NOSELL

Why does architecture need a critic? Intention is never outcome, and a building’s meaning is never fixed. As the stage for all of our lives, its subtle impacts can’t be overlooked.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 2:59pm
Cover art by Mikey Joyce and Dario Alva

This article is a part of the Arts b-side on Icons. For a full look at our b-side pieces exploring this theme, click this link.

For all of the playfulness and anarchy that characterize hyperpop music, we hardly ever talk about how its associated visual culture contributes to its allure. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:04pm
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning welcomed mayors from multiple cities to a YouTube lifestream panel Wednesday morning.

Cities and local leaders across the country have faced economic and social turmoil throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday morning, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning welcomed mayors Jacob Frey of Minneapolis, Lori Lightfoot of Chicago, Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Calif. and Michael Tubbs of Stockton, Calif., to a panel titled “America’s Mayors on Crisis and Change.”

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 5:29pm
A piece titled “Slug Money”

New York City

Going to elementary school every morning in New York City, I would always look out the train window hoping to catch a glimpse of something I could never quite forget. Painted on the wall about midway between the 103 and 96 St. stops on the 1 train line in Manhattan, there were two vividly-depicted life-sized rats schemingly grimacing at one another. An assortment of wildly-written words, profanities and codenames I didn’t understand surrounded them.