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Wake Up!

Coachella brought music, art, and whatever this is to the Southern California desert this past weekend. There were no Woodstock ’99 fires, but there was a big beautiful Arcade Fire replete with iridescent orbs:

Thinking Outside The Burbs

The suburbs have been on the tip of a lot of tongues lately. Thanks to Arcade Fire’s top-selling meditation and quasi-revolutionary music video, at least a couple of people are mulling over past and present connections to cookie-cutter houses, pool parties, and strip malls.

While we’re on the subject, I propose that we take greater chances in sprawl. In my experience, developers utilize every last available piece of land to create a grid of profitable properties, but would advocating for more public space and greenery create more cohesive communities? Probably.

Nestled within an otherwise unremarkable lot of middle-class dwellings in the town of Brøndby, Denmark is this gem:


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Not only is this patchwork of crop-circlesque mini-communities fetching to extraterrestrial life forms, but it’s a reminder that we’re human after all. We prefer progress to stagnation; we’re unflagging in our desire for space, freedom, and spontaneous games of frisbee golf. Three cheers for circular thinking.