A makers’ commons strives for openness, egalitarianism, and catalytic impact. The local environs has to reckon with it first.
The founder of the Catholic Worker still calls to us, her desire to live with single-mindedness both inspirational and impossible.
For a generation that feels denuded of both belonging and heroic opportunity, the chance to impact one’s local community provides an alternative path.
Michael Cromartie created something—a web of people with a distinctive light infusing their work and relationships—that will persist long after his death.
Creative friction – unchaperoned and unprescribed – is Houston’s secret sauce.
In a city delineated by politics, status and race, the Monsignor Ray East finds a way to bridge the gaps out of a historic Catholic parish rooted in Washington, D.C.’s most marginalized neighborhood.
This excerpt was originally published in a sleeve that City Journal put out called “Lone Star Quartet,” a narrative on how some of the country’s fastest growing metros — Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio — are powering the Texas economy. Continue Reading…