Category Archives: culture

Diving Down Under to discover super music

I know this is going way out on a limb, but given their musical talent, songwriting ability, and multi-faceted range, I think the Melbourne, Australia Indie band “Dick Diver” has the potential to be the world’s next big rock/pop band. … Continue reading

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Unofficial guide to hipsterhoods of Texas and the Great Plains

With the exception of Texas, much of the Great Plains is often overlooked by the national media when citing hipster-cool city neighborhoods and districts. Similar to the Rust Belt, what is actually considered Great Plains is somewhat fluid, depending on whom you ask. For … Continue reading

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Fotos de San Antonio

I love San Antonio! We spent half of a long six-day weekend in this captivating city and fell in love with its beauty, charm, history, people, cuisine, diverse cultures, architecture, arts, and many, many other countless attributes. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Hipsterhoods of mid-sized Rust Belt cities (updated)

Based on an inquiry from a reader, I delved further into the topic of hipster neighborhoods of the Rust Belt, in a an attempt to identify/locate those found in mid-sized cities/metro areas. While not as prevalent as in  the larger markets, … Continue reading

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A witty map of hipster urban habitats in the Lower 48

Below is an edgy map of the Lower 48 that I stumbled upon while creating the post last week on hip(ster)hoods of the Rust Belt. While certainly not comprehensive (Chicago and LA are not even included), it does include some … Continue reading

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ULI’s 21 great ways to build healthy places!

  The Urban Land Institute recently released its Building Healthy Places Toolkit. The document “outlines 21 practical and evidence-based recommendations that the development community can use to promote health at the building or project scale.” The recommendations are broken into … Continue reading

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Unofficial guide to “hip(ster)hoods” of the Rust Belt

The term “hipster” stirs up a myriad of images and connotations including but not limited to hippie. modern yuppie, bohemian, urban bohemian, counter-culture, geek, etc.  Here is a condensed version of the Urban Dictionary’s rather lengthy definition of “hipster:” “Hipsters … Continue reading

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