At a record 630 feet the St. Louis Arch towers above the midwestern metropolis, gleaming in stainless steel unburdened by wind or quake. Resting before the Mississippi River, The Arch is nicknamed “The Gateway to the West” to commemorate the city’s central role in America’s westward expansion. It is the tallest manmade monument in the western hemisphere, and although competition is scarce, it is also worth noting that it is the world’s tallest arch. …

Is wherever you are

Synonymous with American Dream is the infectious allure of big, metropolitan cities– their access, unlimited opportunities and freedom. The decision of east or west has long pressed transplants looking for more than the hand they were dealt in the territories in-between. But the call to concrete jungles and coastal cool may no longer be the status-quo to thrive. In the new landscape of America, opportunity means the nearest coffee shop with good wifi or your upstate Airbnb. …

What’s left to discover?

I can remember when I was 18 and packed my bag for my first trip to Miami. Admittedly a late bloomer when it came to travel, not only was it my first trip to Florida, it was also my first time on a plane. Growing up in Midwestern St. Louis, Missouri, the cosmopolitan idea of jet setting wasn’t always top of mind in my household.

Planning meticulously, I’d shopped and prepped for my upcoming excursion into unfamiliar territory. All that was missing was the companion that would take me to and from with all the essentials I’d acquired inside it…

Saving time is…expensive

Silicon Valley

In 2019, Americans alone spent a combined $751 billion on conveniences. What often seems like a small price to pay for requesting an Uber, grocery delivery or 1-day Amazon Prime shipping, factors out to a lot more that you don’t see. The steps we take to expedite our lives have created an addiction to a low effort, high-reward game riddled with consequences from economic, to social and environmental­­– all at the touch of a button.

Back when I was growing up, day-to-day conveniences meant a fast food drive-thru every now and then, taking a shortcut on the way home or…

Frank Nesbitt

Deep dive into the cultural zeitgeist.

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