* More on carbon capture and storage: covers familiar ground, but these types of pieces keep popping up.
* On America’s barren suburbs: “Cities are not massive subdivisions divided by multi-lane highways, where life only exists at the strip mall or in empty suburbia. There is actually a diverse urban culture, with nice walkable downtowns. And even if you live in the suburbs, there is something there. You may find train stations, subway stops. A square with stores and restaurants. Parks, playgrounds. Hiking areas etc.” They are “massive subdivisions divided by multi-lane highways” in the United States, sadly.
* “Jacques Barzun and Friend: What did a distinguished historian, and possibly a great man, see in an unkempt young would-be writer?”
* “It’s All Just Displacement,” on the problems and incentives facing the media.
* “U.S. rent has increased 175% faster than household income over past 20 years.” The need to build more housing is acute.
* “The psychedelic roots of Christianity.” Maybe.
* “The Era of the Wood Skyscraper Is Arriving.” Now the U.S. just to make it legal to build them.
* “How U.S. media lost the trust of the public.” “How could it not?” might be the more interesting question.
* “The Ambiguous Utopia of Iain M. Banks.” I’ve never been able to get into the Culture novels, but maybe I should try again.