Summer 2014


Leftovers / These Were Once Kings and Queens in Wax

David SerlinAfter the fire at Madame Tussaud’s

Legend / Jug Jug to Dirty Ears

Wayne KoestenbaumOn the pleasure principle’s treadmill

Colors / Hooker’s Green

David FrankelBotanical verisimilitude

Inventory / Banned in the USA

Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen TheodoreThe homogenizing prohibitions of Common Interest Developments


Tombstones and Toys

D. Graham BurnettThe artifact of the deal

The Invention of Clumsiness

Alexi WorthThe hybrid provocations of Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’herbe

Artist Project / Parallelograms

Steve RowellDC’s PACs

Protection and Negation

Miguel CaballeroThe fate of Madrid’s monuments during the Spanish Civil War

Drone Semiosis

Mark DorrianWeaponry and witnessing

The Accident

A Decent Interval

Greg SiegelHow long does a building stand before it falls?

Don’t Look Away

Alexander NagelThe comedy of the fall

The Tchaikovsky Dream Continuum

Dorion SaganArriving at an accidental destination

Accidentally on Purpose

Aden KumlerAristotle, Aquinas, and the enigmas of transubstantiation

Wonders Taken for Signs: An Interview with Michael Witmore

Sina Najafi, Justin E. H. Smith, and Michael WitmoreEnter stage right: The Accident

The Virgin Doesn’t Care Why You Fall

James OlesEx-votos and the imagery of salvation

After the Falls

Edward EigenOn the loss and return of William W. Slack, architect

Blown All to Nothing

Brian DillonExplosives, spark, crater


Bookmark / The Nuclear Family Event Scale

Incidents and accidents

Postcard / To Sleep, Perchance to Crash

Keep your eyes on the road

Kiosk / Summer 2014

CabinetIn the nooks and crannies

Back Cover

Bombs away