We’re thrilled that our Ol Pine Heart Warmer is included in this year’s City Beat Gift Guide, as part of “The Seasonal Shut-In” assortment. You can pick up a bundle at Crafty Supermarket this Saturday!
RR Interviews: Zan McQuade of the Cincinnati AnthologyPt. 1 and Pt. 2: an informative, two-part interview about this book, which includes a contribution by yours truly.
Rare Neon Signs on Display at the History Museum at the Castle: an awesome exhibit opened this week in Appleton, WI.
Malls Fill Vacant Stores with Server Rooms: creative reuse in places like Fort Wayne, IN and Jackson, MS.
Taylor Swift Explaining New York Vocabulary Is Beyond Cringeworthy: T-Swift was recently named the NYC Ambassador, and this is her latest foray into “realness.”
Rome’s Rebel Lake Is a Parable of the Contemporary Commons: a long read, but a great story of grassroots urbanism.
Shopfront Elegy: photos of ghost signs and storefronts, in London and beyond.
All the Places the New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn: two surprises — New Orleans and the Hamptons, plus a bunch of the usual suspects.
Bollards, Bricks and Black Cabs: Why the Best Urban Objects Are Mundane: the Museum of the Mundane celebrates just that in London.
Tennessee Wonderland: Exploring an Abandoned Neighborhood and Hotel in the Tennessee Mountains: a haunting, in-depth look at the abandoned town we stumbled onto in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park earlier this year.
Half of the United States Lives in These Counties: weird/interesting map/stat stuff.
Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time: a fascinating endeavor.
Craft Supply Swap!: tomorrow at Rock Paper Scissors in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, a craft supply swap and the opening of an exhibit featuring select Crafty Supermarket vendors, including yours truly.
In Praise of Boring Cities: from Arlington to Zurich, maybe boring’s not so bad.
These 7 Cities Expose Exactly What Gentrification Is Doing to America: NYC comes in only at #3.
$90 Million Restoration Nears Completion on the Largest Theater in Brooklyn: the Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn is almost back to its original grandeur.
See This Little Island Off Of New York? You’ll Never Guess What’s On It… OMG.: spoiler alert — it’s an abandoned hospital.