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Book Review: Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep"

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

This is a pretty amazing detective narrative that takes place over five days. I was very impressed with how Los Angeles was painted in this book. 33 more words

American Studies

The Art of Steal [2009] Don Argott

The Art of the Steal

This film examines the world-famous postimpressionist art collection of Albert C. Barnes and the effort to move his collection from his home in the Philadelphia suburbs to the downtown Philadelphia Museum of Art. 202 more words

Urban Studies

Urban Studies Summer Schools 2016

As you may all know, I’m on the second year of my PhD on Sociology. My topic of interest is very related to Urban Studies, but I am not exactly on that training. 1,272 more words

Urban Studies

City space and emotion: Affect as urban infrastructure

For a change of pace this week, I thought I’d write about affect in relation to the urban condition. Specifically I am going to focus on Nigel Thrift’s chapters on spatialities of feeling from his book… 579 more words


In Search of Lost Cities: Imagined Geographies and the Allure of the Fake (2015)

The Diffractions Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture, run by the Lisbon Consortium, has published my article in their 5th issue: ‘Urban Imaginaries’ (Fall, 2015). 298 more words

NMT in developed countries

Following on from the last post I came across a document by Piet Rietvald of the Netherlands which was published in 2001. The document is called “Biking and Walking: The Position of Non-Motorised Transport Modes in Transport Systems” (ref. 151 more words

Comparative Geometrics

Senses at the AIA/SCS Annual Meeting, 6-9 January

Sensory Studies are well represented at this year’s AIA/SCS conference in San Francisco:


 New Perspectives on Urban Life in Pompeii and Ostia… 279 more words