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A Suburbanite's First Time Buying Street Drugs In New York

narrative.ly | Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

I grew up in an affluent, mind-warpingly dull town in suburban Connecticut. On a quest for some kind of meaning, as a cure for boredom, as a substitut...

Finding Diversity in America

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

In today's diverse America, Thanksgiving remains widely celebrated and crosses religious, racial, and ethnic lines. This Thanksgiving, we wanted to see which neighborhoods best reflect American diversity.

15 Tips to Help Moms Survive in the Suburbs

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Nearly a decade ago, I moved to the suburbs from NYC. In that time I've learned some pretty important things to ensure my survival, nay, my sanity.

Death by Cheesecake: A Day at the Mall

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York
Nancy Colier

Excess and emptiness, the perfect American submarine. These sparkly spaces are designed to pump us up, make us feel more alive, and yet the lived experience is one of enervation and death.

Foreclosure Crisis Spurs Quest To Reinvigorate Suburbs

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

In the mythologized version of recent American history -- which is to say, the part where the suburbs devolved from the wholesome backdrop for family ...

Finding Diversity In An Unexpected Place

National Journal | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

For a rapidly diversifying America, a hidden success story is unfolding in places like Oak Park, Ill., the suburbs of Portland, Ore., and Wake County,...

'I Will Never Live In The Suburbs'

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in a century, most of America's largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as y...

When Life in the Suburbs Gets Wild

Jerry Lanson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Good News
Jerry Lanson

Until a year ago, wildlife in the 'burbs meant no more to me than a stray mouse or two, or an occasional family of wild turkeys. But I'm carrying a flashlight on my night dog walks these days. And keeping the cat indoors.

Up Close and Not So Personal with 50 Shades of Gray author, E L James

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 07.14.2012 | Women
Julie Gerstenblatt

I don't want E L James to be the poster child for my personal understanding of sexuality or for woman's sexual empowerment in a general sense. And the good news is, neither does E L James.

Design For Suburbia's Forgotten Citizens

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

By Vanessa Quirk (click here for original article) Poverty and violence, boarded windows and weedy lawns, immigrants jammed “by the dozen into h...

How Asians See America

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.26.2012 | Arts

In the film "Chungking Express," the actress Faye Wong listens to the Mamas and the Papas hit "California Dreaming" on repeat while she works odd hour...

Tribeca 2012 Diary: The Playroom Director Julia Dyer

Dan Persons | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Dan Persons

Capturing a period when innocence was under assault on all fronts, director Julia Dyer (Late Bloomers), shooting from a script by her sister Gretchen, tells a tale old and young facing uncertain futures, not all of them with a suitable measure of grace.

The 5 Stages of Household-Repair Acceptance

Deborah Gaines | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

There went the money I was putting aside for a family vacation. And what about retirement? That $1,000 was the only thing keeping me from a lonely, penurious old age.

A New American Dream?

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Living in an outlying Chicago suburb, Jeff Wehrli recalls a heady time not too long ago when city dwellers poured in and developers...

Our Political Bridges to Nowhere

Thomas Fisher | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Thomas Fisher

We can no longer afford to be so profligate with our transportation infrastructure and if we don't reign in these costs and creatively rethink these systems, the global economy will eventually force the issue. That's a bridge I don't think we want to cross.

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Have Kids

David Wygant | Posted 04.30.2012 | Parents
David Wygant

The American dream: suburbs, children, after school activities. It sounds good in principle doesn't it? Let me tell you something -- the other night, I slept through the night.

'HIMYM': Ted's Surprise For Marshall And Lily

Posted 04.28.2012 | TV

After his attempt to rekindle something with Robin failed, Ted went to another extreme on "How I Met Your Mother" (Mon., 8 p.m. EST on CBS), only this...

Thoughts on MoMA's Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

Guy Horton | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Guy Horton

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is part of MoMA's Issues in Contemporary Architecture series, in which five architects-in-residence were challenged to "engage in a rethinking of housing... that could catalyze urban transformation."

Defining Your Own Chaos

Kristal Brent Zook | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women
Kristal Brent Zook

"Why not leave the city?" we asked ourselves. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Get some fresh air. A yard. A real house. It would shorten my commute to Hofstra University out on the Island, and of course, we would be saving all that money.

A Man At The Bus Stop! Call The Police!

Lisa McElroy | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

Like any parent, at first, I was alarmed, just as the "alert" intended me to be. There was a man at the bus stop? And a mother noticed him and tried to talk to him, but he didn't respond? What the heck?

Fashion Week for Suburban Dads: Day Three

Dan Zevin | Posted 04.16.2012 | Comedy
Dan Zevin

A must-have for chic dads like me who are recovering from medial meniscus surgery, this black adjustable knee brace looks just as good on the greens as it does on the commuter train.

Virginia Senate Passes Eminent Domain Proposal

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- An amendment to Virginia's Constitution that would make it harder for governments to take private land has cleared the Virginia Senat...

Grateful Only Child, The Manhattan Phenomenon

Camilla Webster | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

More often than not being an only in NY means you have your own room, you play with friends, and if your parents have the opportunity you are thrust into a sea of onlys at every minute of your formative years.

Replacing Lily And Marshall On 'How I Met Your Mother'

Posted 03.17.2012 | TV

It was an episode of transition and some fun with the intro sequence as "How I Met Your Mother" (Mon., 8 p.m. EST on CBS) celebrates its milestone 150...

Walkable Neighborhoods Gaining Popularity -- Even in the Suburbs

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Geoffrey Anderson

More and more Americans want to live in these affordable and accessible neighborhoods -- and the proof is in the prices of homes in these areas.