The latest instalment of Spike, dedicated to New York, offers a sketch of the city through the scattered minds of those who live, or lived, there. The contributions included chart the highs, and lows, of this metropolis, from Kaitlin Phillips on the lack of virgins in the art scene in the city to Sean Monahan on why New York sucks today. The changing nature of the art world in Chelsea is discussed in an interview with gallerist Carol Greene, and MoMA PS1 curator, Ruba Katrib, reflects on Alex Bag’s semi-autobiographical portrait of an art student in New York. Plus, a portrait of painter Gina Beavers, an essay on unsovereign bodies by Aria Dean, and a trip to New York Fashion Week with Natasha Stagg. Discover Cory Arcangel’s favourite new things, and hear about current shows from Cologne to California, and much more!