Journey’s End: Wim Wenders in Texas
On Places, Enrique Ramirez explores the making of Wim Wenders's Paris, Texas,
and how the strange and atmospheric film captures the elusive essence of Houston.
Michael P. Branch
The Hills Are Alive
On Places, Michael Branch reflects on how deeply photography and film shape our landscape aesthetics (and how much he detests the Alpine-worshipping The Sound of Music
Adam Harrison Levy
Urbanized: An Interview with Gary Hustwit
An interview with filmmaker Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica
and the new documentary Urbanized
, which opens this weekend in New York.
I Watch Slacker to Read Austin in the Original
On Places, architectural historian and Texas native Enrique Ramirez assesses Richard Linklater's Slacker
and recalls Austin in an earlier and less self-conscious era.
Center for Urban Pedagogy
The Good, the Bad, and the Empty
On Places, watch The Good, the Bad, and the Empty
, the latest video from the Brooklyn-based Center for Urban Pedagogy, which explores the community politics of vacant lots.
Adventure Playground: John V. Lindsay and the Transformation of Modern New York
On Places, James Sanders on the transformation of New York City that began in the Sixties under Mayor John Lindsay — the reinvention of the city from a workaday zone to a scenic setting for urban play, an "adventure playground."
The Wedding at Cana: A Vision by Peter Greenaway
On Places, architectural historian Barbara Penner explores Peter Greenaway's digital video installation of Veronese's The Wedding at Cana
, the latest in the series "Nine Classic Paintings Revisited," shown at the recent Venice Biennale.
Lethal T-Square: Architecture, Violence, Renewal
Robert Moses is often compared with Baron Haussman. Keith Eggener argues that he can be compared as well with the vigilante-architect played by Charles Bronson in Death Wish