Exploring Civilization’s Smallest Unit

Within a city, everywhere we turn we encounter difference: neighborhoods, ethnicities, socio-economic classes, ideologies, desires, drives, and approaches. These differences make culture possible and provide the possibility for depth. At times, the vastness of difference may appear chaotic, but in the multitude, we find the birth of order.  A city’s size manifests the dynamics necessary […]

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Noir and Chaos

Civilization, at some level, is always a lie. Or, perhaps, civilization is always a promise unfulfilled. When we talk about being civilized, we evoke ideas of manners, propriety, and community. Civilized people know how to get along with one another, and they know the implications of certain actions, references, comments, and mannerisms. The civilized share

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