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Addison Del Mastro

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Recent:
  • America Magazine
  • AmericanConservative
Past:
  • Intellectual Takeout
  • The Federalist

Recent articles by Addison:

The real problem with ‘On Eagle’s Wings’

Deep in the ‘Gather’ hymnal is a treasury of distinctly Catholic meaning set to music. We could use a lot of more that. → Read More

Why Is New Urbanism Expensive?

The market likes it, but there's more to the question. → Read More

Redevelopment Hell | The American Conservative

Most Americans have no idea how byzantine and restrictive our land-use regime is. → Read More

Trump, COVID, and Industrial Policy

Trump has COVID-19. That’s today’s news cycle, and, God forbid, it could be the news cycle for the rest of the month if his condition becomes severe. But this is not about Trump’s illness. I’ve been thinking about Trump’s missed opportunities during the whole pandemic saga, where he could have both better handled the country’s crisis and reduced his own political liability. His diagnosis comes… → Read More

Why Do People Move to the Suburbs?

And what are 'the suburbs,' anyway? → Read More

Greenbelt, Maryland's Beltway Plaza Revisited

The suburban mall lives on and flourishes in a unique, idiosyncratic way. → Read More

The Yelp Guide To American Inequality

Restaurant reviews are a fascinating proxy for class, geography, and more. → Read More

Getting to YIMBY | The American Conservative

Small towns and suburbs can retain their character, and enrich it, without being exclusionary. → Read More

The Pseudo-Religion of the Fitness-Industrial Complex

Workout culture, cloaked in inspiration while profiting from body shame and self-loathing, is the worst kind of individualism. → Read More

Adam-12 Was ‘Copaganda’—And Cops Should Emulate It

The midcentury procedural portrayed police as they wanted to be portrayed, but also as they should be. → Read More

A Foretaste of James Howard Kunstler's Long Emergency

The COVID pandemic allows us a preview of what techno-industrial collapse would look and feel like. → Read More

Kitchen Nightmares In The Restaurant Apocalypse of 2020

In food and business alike, perhaps perfection is overrated. → Read More

After COVID, Is the Buffet Yesterday's Leftovers?

Steam tables and shared tongs may be out, but "classier" unlimited-food concepts remain. → Read More

Why We Should Love the Post Office

Equal parts Rooseveltian and Rockwellian, the USPS and its universal mandate are pieces of our national inheritance. → Read More

A History of Sprawl in One Road Trip

On the Virginia stretch of U.S. 50, driving away from the city is like going back in time. → Read More

TAC Bookshelf: James Howard Kunstler's 'Long Emergency'

Here's what our writers and editors are reading this week. → Read More

America: 'At Home' With Absurd Consumer Excess

The home goods superstore, often situated in the ruins of old strip malls, is like an algorithmic fever dream. → Read More

Climate Change and the Disappearing Fisherman of Tangier Island

Rising water levels and a jaded younger generation are threatening a unique way of life. Can it be saved? → Read More

The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Keeps America Free

You might feel fat but you'll also feel human, something you can't say at more modern and rushed restaurants. → Read More

Reddit Is a Window Into the American Nightmare

The stories that pervade Reddit expose a deeply flawed American psyche, with its millions of suffering citizens. → Read More