“You’re Entitled For Suggesting People Take Public Transportation Instead Of Stranding Themselves On I-95” – Midatlantic Liberals

A rare, intense blizzard in the Midatlantic US snarled traffic on I-95, leading us to wonder: how is the car obsession even so engrained on the East Coast that people can’t imagine not driving cars?

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Year-End Wrap-Up: Handbuilt’s 2021 Reading List

2021 was, in many ways, even weirder than 2020. Was the pandemic finally over? Or was it just another series

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Christmas 2021: Handbuilt’s Naughty Or Nice List

Every year, we at Handbuilt Heavy Industries, Incorporated, feel the need to wrap up with a Christmas-y list of everyone who

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Book Review: Rise of the Warrior Cop, by Radley Balko

A new book looks at the militarization of police forces in the United States, how it costs taxpayers a staggering amount of money, threatens American democracy, and, above all else, doesn’t actually do much to reduce crime.

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A Love Burning Brighter Than The Gas Flares Of Zug Island

As many of you know, or don’t, I got engaged in September! Yes, folks– if someone thinks they can put

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Cars, Advertising, and The Cult of Individualism

Cars don’t kill people, people kill people! At least, they do when they’re only thinking of themselves– as opposed to the complex ecosystem of different people who use streets and sidewalks. Marketing

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Womxn House Envisions Future for Artists, Gender on Detroit’s West Side

Erin Gold gives a talk on her stained glass installation work at a new artist residency and gallery space at Womxn House, a home on the west side of Detroit.

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Burgerbanism No. 3: Take Indy’s BRT to Delectable Southern Cuisine at Root & Bone

In town for a long weekend that involved a multi-part wedding extravaganza, I headed down south, as it were, to

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Flashback: Jump Raven, A Forgotten 1994 Video Game, Predicts 2021.

Battling techno-nazis in the climate change-flooded streets of New York City in this largely forgotten 1994 video game, and remembering the glory days of 90’s optimism and shareware.

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