State of the Union

Posts in category “Place”

Why Does Beauty Matter?

The beautiful will save us, but it must capture us to do so.

Posted August 16th, 2014

The Tocquevillian Farmer’s Market

Civil society can be rebuilt around food, and family, and friends.

Posted August 9th, 2014

Wendell Berry: A Steward of Place

A birthday appreciation for an agrarian extraordinaire

Posted August 5th, 2014

Why Facebook Matters

I wanted to get off Facebook—to deactivate my account entirely. It seemed like …

Posted July 19th, 2014

The Beauty of Getting Lost

Rediscovering the mystery of travel in a GPS world

Posted July 10th, 2014

Can Technology Build a Village?

We live in a rapidly urbanizing world. But Brian Chesky, co-founder and …

Posted July 5th, 2014

Want to Cook Local? There’s An App For That

A lot of Americans are beginning to express interest in the idea …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

What’s Your Local Food Culture?

Simon Preston noticed that most areas of Britain don’t have a vibrant …

Posted June 28th, 2014

Our Widening Country, City Divide

There has always been a country-city divide in America, with a swath …

Posted June 19th, 2014

Reform Conservatism Needs Place

Strengthening neighborhoods and civil society should be a key policy priority.

Posted June 9th, 2014

Are Suburbs Worth Saving?

The suburbs are often attacked from various camps, for their lack of …

Posted June 6th, 2014

The Tyranny of Connectivity

The search for online perfection traps us in a Fear of Missing Out.

Posted May 29th, 2014

Are Food Trucks Good for Community?

Alexandria’s Old Town gets a taste of petrol-powered gastronomy.

Posted May 21st, 2014

A Journal of Poetry and Place

New Trad aims to revive an ancient poetic tradition for the modern ear.

Posted May 20th, 2014

The Importance of the Table

What are mealtimes for? A Pacific Standard article looks at the American family’s return …

Posted May 10th, 2014

Killing the School Bus With Density

Over at Atlantic Cities, Sarah Goodyear flags a video about the Cleveland …

Posted May 2nd, 2014

Place ≠ Pastoral

Conservatives have developed a tendency to deify the rural, as Matt K. …

Posted April 26th, 2014