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Why There Are No Ford Philadelphias, No Chevy Charlottes

I grew up in Hollister, a small California city that has been turned into an overexposed, somewhat byzantine brand by Abercrombie & Fitch. And I’m fascinated by how America’s marketeers have co-opted place names from the Western United States to serve as product names. 176 more words

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A New Museum for Stanford—and a New Neighbor for Us!

On September 21, the Anderson Collection building opened at the Palo Alto campus of Stanford University—our frequent partner-in-crime when it comes to celebrating the West. 115 more words

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How to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake: Brace Yourself, Home, and Wine Rack

Growing up in Southern California, I got used to being shaken awake. (And learned early that you shouldn’t have glass-framed art above your bed.) 866 more words

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Idea We Love: Floating Sauna by goCstudio

On any given summer day, the waters around Seattle (Lake Union, Lake Washington, the Puget Sound) are bustling with water toys: sailboats and kayaks and SUPs (standup paddle boards). 271 more words

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NEW EVENT : DS "NEXT UP" VOL. V MUSIC & MIXER SERIES #DSNextUp | POP UP SHOP 10.07.14

Driven Society presents the 5th installment of  “NEXT UP”  Volume V Music & Mixer series  for new Artists, Producers, Designers and Brands.  DS NEXT UP is our premiere platform for launching new artists and brands and exposing them to our growing audience and network.  43 more words

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Next Up: The Confessions Of Nat Turner

I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction, but this one looks pretty good.

The Confessions of Nat Turner, written by William Styron, is historical fiction in a sense.  156 more words

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Up in Smoke: Stifling Heat, Wildfires and the Toll on Human Health

Parched California continues to swelter as Californians suffer the hottest, driest year on record in 120 years, and now it’s ablaze. In iconic Yosemite Park, 100 campers and hikers were recently… 795 more words

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