Read “Bruce Clark on ‘Athens: City of Wisdom'” in The Usonian

“Cities are, by definition, the places where people find creative solutions to the dilemma of living together.”

I’m pleased to publish one last (!) interview this year—this one with the amazingly erudite Bruce Clark, whose new book “Athens: City of Wisdom” tells the story of the fabled city all the way from antiquity to present.

Do check out the interview and the book, which might just be a perfect last-minute stocking stuffer for your friendly neighborhood history buff or philhellene. Thanks for reading, and happy holidays!

Reflecting on the 2021 AHRA Conference: “Region”

I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to present my paper, “Southwestern Fantasy: The Strange Case of Pueblo Revival Architecture in New Mexico,” for the 2021 Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) conference “Region” at Loughborough University, UK.

Though the conference was virtual, I’m very glad for being able to “attend” and learn from so many exciting scholars in the field of architecture and urban studies. You can browse from a list of the conference’s abstracts here.

Read “The many faces of Cyprus” in The Cyprus Files, a newsletter series from The Usonian

Check out the second installment of “The Cyprus Files,” my series of posts reflecting on Cyprus and my Fulbright year on the island.

This week’s post narrates a dramatic tale of the Crusades and how it illuminates the eclectic influences on the Cypriot built environment.

Thanks for reading, and if you are interested in more dispatches from the island of Aphrodite delivered directly to your inbox, be sure to subscribe!

Featured image: (Wikimedia Commons, PD-USA)

Listen to “‘The Panic in Needle Park’ with Harrison Blackman” on the ‘Film at Fifty’ podcast

It was great to be a guest once more on the Film at Fifty podcast, this time discussing the 1971 film The Panic in Needle Park, a performance which launched Al Pacino’s career and netted him the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather.

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts! Thanks for listening!