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John David Rhodes
On the relations between race, property, and spectacle in Gone with the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird.
From the late ’70s to mid ’80s, in an era of entrenched homophobia, a group of gay suburbanites formed an organization that mixed pride and defiance, political rallies and Tupperware parties.
The introduction of stereophonic sound systems, in the postwar decades, transformed the American house.
On the complex architectural and social legacy of postwar public housing in the banlieues that ring contemporary Paris.
Much U.S. infrastructure is “fracture critical” — vulnerable to catastrophic and systemic failure; so too are our finance, housing, and energy systems.