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The anxiety of influencers.

Writing for Harper’s Magazine, Barrett Swanson spent a few days in a Los Angeles mansion for TIkTok influencers called Clubhouse For the Boys. “Also known as content houses or TikTok mansions, collab houses are grotesquely lavish abodes where teens and […]

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The California Missions.

I imagine if you live in California this is common knowledge, but its new to me! “Over 54 years, four forts, or presidios, and twenty-one missions were founded along the California coast. Some of these sites eventually evolved into the […]

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The bizarre paths of groundwater around structures.

For the engineering enthusiasts among us: “Next time you see a dam, retaining wall, caisson, or any other subsurface construction, there’s a good chance that engineers have had to consider how groundwater will affect the stability. Even though you’d never […]