Hossein Estiri (Washington): Suburbanization, the Spread of Suburban Culture: A Residential Mobility Approach to the Post-WW II Suburban Types in American Metropolis. Rebecca McCray on reimagining America’s ugliest spaces. Mass shootings, America’s gun culture and the way forward: Shaun Randol interviews Paul M. Barrett, author of Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun. Buying American: The U.S. marijuana business is so sophisticated that there’s even a college for pot growers. The first chapter from Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages by Andrew F. Smith. Sound of the States: There's something familiar about American compositions, across genres and musical periods — what's behind the American sound? Surviving the next Apocalypse: If American culture is going to endure, we need to remain obsessed about the end times.