Who knew miniature golf could be a utopian endeavor? More affectionately known as putt-putt, it's an activity most people associate with summertime in the suburbs. Usually located between softball fields, ice cream stands, and teenage make-out spots, putt-putt courses encapsulate important American postwar innovations: kitsch, repetitive design, manicured lawns, concession-stand cuisine. Before the current economic collapse, some wondered whether New York City was itself transforming into a giant suburb. Two artist-designed mini-golf courses open this summer help put this theory to the test: the 9-hole Putting Lot in... More >>>