things that matter
The Alpine Review began in 2012 as a conceptually bold, ad-free print magazine which set out to explore topics of significance at a pace conducive to deep consideration and reflection on the turbulent sea of change we all live in.READ MORE
The Energy of Empty Spaces
Marcus Westbury’s Renew Newcastle organization has provided an exciting, replicable, low-budget model for urban renewal, focused on taking down not just the boards in the windows but the barriers to entry.
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Should we be so scared of being alone? Perhaps we can learn a thing or two by getting to know the one thing we can never escape: ourselves.
Robert Rowland Smith argues that the “Age of Ideas” has reached its peak. So what comes next?
Unfinished business with some dreamers of the red planet dream
We visited with Barry Lopez, one of the great environmental writers of our time, in the wilds of Oregon to reflect on ethics, hope, death, and the importance of good people in times that are not.
The algorithm that made Bitcoin possible provides a handy fix for the all-too-human problem of trust. Imagined to its extreme, it might make possible the libertarian’s wet dream: the end of the nation state. Gulp.
Noam Chomsky on the things that never change, the things that do, and the role of the individual in a mad, chaotic world.
The sharks and cult leaders of Silicon Valley’s sharing economy want you to believe they’re doing something new. Truth is, when it comes to workers’ rights, they’re as old-school as it gets.
The archives of the Soviet Union’s only true advertising agency are stuffed with psychedelic paradoxes and unearthly, sometimes unappetizing delights.
We keep the grand monuments and the recognizable symbols as warnings. But there’s a lost story in the stuff that gets thrown out.