Shining Dream

Like Shining From Shook Foil

Shore Leave | 30th June 2024

Make travel intrepid again. “Pursue your personal canon to its obscure points of origin. Assign yourself highly personalised and esoteric errands. There are more people crossing the seas on vessels of their own creation than in any previous age — improvised rail carts and mine shafts. Embed yourself in odd institutions, real or invented. Take jobs that let you into the back rooms of cities” (2,200 words)

American Dream Is Cursed

Meghan Boilard | Off-Topic | 1st July 2024

Visual history of American Dream, a New Jersey colossus that had once promised a staggering catalogue of amenities. The developers originally called it Xanadu, possibly dooming the project with the ill-fated name. Beset by difficulties, the space is now a maze of “deserted corridors, stairways abruptly interrupted by ceiling, unsettling murals, and an eerily quiet Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park” (5,000 words)

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