With space specifically set aside for art, a relatively low page count, and stories that were generally turned in on time, I was afforded some extra time to think about my layouts for this week's issue — a rare luxury!
I'm especially happy with the Ai Weiwei spread (pages 28-29) and the beginning of the Music section (pages 20-21).
For the piece on Ai Weiwei's @Large exhibition on Alcatraz, we were able to send photographer Nassime Addi to The Rock to preview and photograph the exhibition, which made for fantastic interior art, as well as an online slideshow.
Flip through the issue below (check out those layouts!) or read the individual articles online here.