FROM Paul Goldberger
Goldberger on Goldberg (aka Gehry) Venerable architecture critic Paul Goldberger turns his hand to the life of an architect in his new book, Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry .” Goldberger and Frances Anderton discuss what propels the inexhaustible architect, from his unstable childhood to his happy second marriage, his social conscience and his love of power, the practical nature that lies at the heart of the artist -- and just why Frank Goldberg became Frank Gehry.
The Shape of Things to Come-- in Silicon Valley with Paul Goldberger In this interview, Paul Goldberger describes how Silicon Valley was a place where buildings ”were a kind of “whatever,” just like clothing, which is why “the first Silicon Valley structures were to architecture as the fleece vest or hoodie is to haberdashery.”
Ground Zero, Ten Years On In the past ten years, plans for a memorial at Ground Zero have progressed, along with a growing sense that, in the midst of downtown Manhattan, it could not be obsessed with the past, especially since New York's urban life was itself a terrorist target. On the other hand, it would be worse if the space were filled with commercial buildings. One observer finds that the plan now being developed has "split the difference." "The people will not come back, but the life of the city has to," wrote Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker magazine, who's closely studied developments at Ground Zero for the past 10years.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
What's at stake if Hollywood writers strike? Writers in Hollywood just finished voting yay or nay to go on strike. The vote is expected to be in favor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job. We get the details and look at the effects of the last strike.
'A Square Meal,' a kosher slaughter and Ukrainian Easter eggs Historian Andrew Coe explains how the Great Depression altered the 1930s’ food landscape, and contributor Sam Brasch witnesses a kosher slaughter. Artist Sofika Zielyk shows us how to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Sandor Katz discusses his latest fermentation projects, and Dana Cree introduces her new book, “Hello, My Name is Ice Cream.” Plus: Laura Avery finds Swiss chard at the market, and Jonathan Gold dines at Kismet.