Architectural Research Quarterly continues to thrive; the current issue including a robust warning about neglect of written communication skills in the profession which 'has come to haunt us' (details from www.cup.cam.ac.uk). What can be done to improve matters? arq need look no further for advice than my old friend Stephen Greenberg, who offers this thought in the selfsame issue: 'My own belief is that we now have to confront and interpret heterogeneous texts, particularly in popular rather than esoteric culture. Only through a systematic and programmatic understanding of these can we posit a critical re-appropriation of the modern project.' Sorted!