Sunday night I went to a friend’s going away party. The party was fun and a lot of my close friends were there, but there were two things that bothered me throughout the evening. One was personal, one was more ideological, but both were connected. This isn’t any groundbreaking news, necessarily, but it’s something I…

John Massengale, a prominent architect and sometime colleague of Robert A.M. Stern, has a great recent post about all of the new architecture in Beijing. Many architects have been praising the scale and audacity of both the Beijing building boom in general and the ostentation of many of its new starchitect-designed buildings. In the same…

So, Friday’s opening ceremony is widely being heralded as the coolest choreography since…well…maybe ever. Co-Directed by Zhang Yimou, the director who created Raise the Red Lantern and Hero (one of the coolest visual movies ever), it was pretty off the hook. Or, off the meter Peter. Or too cool for school. Or Something. But Friday…

In the wake of Eva’s recent post about the relative merits of New York and other progressive cities, it seemed like the right time to highlight a few good things happening locally (and elsewhere). All of the groups highlighted below are, in various ways, working to answer the question: how can the built environment in…

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Davee Evans is a Shambhala practitioner just returned to San Francisco from Portland. He’s a software and usability engineer, mostly for startups in Silicon Valley. He graduated from MIT with a degree in mathematics, where he also tried out his first weekend meditation retreat. Lately he’s particularly interested in Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist terminology.

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