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Rebirth for the Weekend by P.A. Levy

P.A. Levy, having fled his native East End, now hides in the heart of Suffolk countryside learning the lost arts of hedge mumbling and clod watching.  662 more words

Creative Writing

The New Normal Shouldn't Be The New Normal

When did this image become the new normal?  When I saw this picture of a New York City street on New Year’s Eve it made me think of a time when things didn’t look this way.  225 more words

American Cities

Racial History of American Cities: Blacks Move in, Prosperity Move Out

It’s a city time forgot; it’s a history lesson that we purposefully skip over; it’s yet another reminder that “Manifest Destruction” (the Great Migration of Blacks from South) was the most devastating event in American history. 672 more words

Daily News

25 Cities On the Brink of Disaster: “Don’t Be Here When Things Get Violent, Unsafe and Fragile”

The 21st Century is inching ever closer towards chaos… and the time to get out of the big city is upon us.

With economic conditions, growing crises, desperate populations looking to scratch by, and more hatred and division than at any previous point in American history, the city has become a dangerous and unruly setting – and finding yourseld in one that is falling apart could be the worst mistake you ever make. 1,058 more words


The Lost Structures of Civility

I came across this yearning, evocative piece about growing up in Chicago in a publication that I would bet isn’t read by too many Chicagoans: the New York-oriented City Journal. 190 more words


From UofC's Place Lab: Narrative in Historic Preservation

I attended Historic Preservation at 50: Chicago and the Future of the Movement a few weeks ago, co-sponsored by Landmarks Illinois and the Glessner House Museum.   91 more words


The girl next door

Znów w podróży. Tym razem odwiedzam, a nie zwiedzam. Ech, nieprawda! Zwiedzam, choć inaczej niż dotychczas. Dzień zaczynam bajglem, po drodze na lunch gawędzę ze sprzedawcą kapeluszy, z autobusu wysiadam jakbym od dziecka przemieszczała się lokalnymi środkami transportu. 242 more words