Brooklyn’s Trojan Horse An open letter to Frank Gehry about the architect’s plan for downtown Brookyn. By Jonathan Lethem Click here to read a slide-show essay about the Atlantic Yards project.
Healthier by Design A new charitable trust asks whether good architecture can help cancer patients. By Witold Rybczynski Click here to read a slide-show essay about Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
The Incredibles How Pixar’s animated films became the best literature around. By Lee Siegel Click here to see a slide-show essay on Pixar.
The Pulp Canon Lurid new covers for The Iliad, Little Women, and other classics. Click here to see a slide show of pulp covers for classic books.
The Roma Gypsies A portfolio by Andrew Miksys, Slate’s artist of the month. By Andrei Codrescu Click here to see a slide show of photographs by Andrew Miksys.
Spawn of Frankenstein Mad scientists in the movies. By Christopher Frayling Click here to see a slide show about mad scientists in the movies.
Milk Me Is the breast pump the new BlackBerry? By Emily Bazelon Click here to see a slide show about the history of the breast pump.
Up, Up, and Away The new skyscraper, in all its guises. By Witold Rybczynski Click here to read a slide-show essay about the golden age of the skyscraper.
On Patrol With the Minutemen Volunteers monitor U.S. borders. By Judd Slivka Click here to read a slide-show dispatch about border patrol.
David Hockney Is Afraid To Be Alone
The shallow lyricism of one of America’s favorite painters. By Lee Siegel Click here to read a slide-show essay about David Hockney’s portraits.