M. Leary

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (Freidrichs, 2011)

The Pruitt-Igoe housing project was open for business in 1954, completed in 1956, and destroyed in 1972. It then took four years to knock down the 33 buildings of the modernist development, which had been clustered together a bit northwest of downtown St. Louis in Le Corbusier fashion. The Pruitt-Igoe footprint is now an unexpected […]

M. Leary

Some Favorite Films of 2011

One┬áproblem I have always had with year-end list making is that it forces me to break up the little thematic and emotional connections that develop between films, directors, and genres over the course of a year of new cinema and rank films according to a different metric. Rather than a list, I would like to […]