Selling High Street

“A city is measured by the character of its institutions. The street is one of its first institutions. Today these institutions are on trial,” declared architect Louis Kahn in a 1971 address

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Sheila Heti’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vulture, and Geist. She has written 10 books, including How


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Children of wealth and nepotism, of exploitation and indifference:  Do you ever wonder what your head is still doing on your shoulders?  While you may feel comfortably safe with your head buried

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