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In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they feel strongly about. The result: some great talkers tell stories they never have before. Visit

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Jun 25, 2017

As a New Yorker, you "spend a very significant amount of time in public," notes Justin Davidson, architecture and music critic for New York magazine, "encountering other people who behave and dress and think differently from you." I say that this makes us morally superior to the car-bound denizens of Houston. He demurs: "I don't think I'd go that far." The ethical (and aesthetic and social and political) implications of urban design, with entirely moral (and exhilarating) music from Alicia Svigals at the Van Alen Institute.