Antisuburbanites: In the past six years, the number of kids living in Manhattan has shot up by 30 percent. The New York Times looks at three ways urban families in New York, LA, and London are foregoing suburban life while still trying to carve out peace — and space — in the city.
“The Anti-Oprah”: A slideshow essay on Kara Walker by Slate‘s Mia Fineman.
Shutter Condo: Inspired by Korean delis and Chelsea storefronts with rolldown metal doors, Shigeru Ban is building a nine-unit condo in Chelsea that has perforated metal shutters residents can open and shut at will.
Art of War: No, Weapons of Mass Communication isn’t some lefty design show, but a survey of iconic war-related posters drawn from the Imperial War Museum London’s extensive international collection. Works from early ’60s anti-nuke posters to a 1972 remaking of James Montgomery Flagg’s Uncle Sam/I Want You recruitment poster are on view; show closes in March 2008.