is a writer on the arts and culture. He is Associate American Editor of T
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Is prettiness a distraction? Yes, when it comes to taking Alexander Girard seriously.
The Bush Library
A review of the Bush Library.
Architecture Without Signs
If you can't find the entrance, there's a problem with the architecture.
What It Costs (to Buy a Bench, to Extend a Curb)
Participatory budgeting lets communities put their own urban priorities in order.
Portlandia + Timelessness
No better place to consider what looks timeless now than downtown Portland.