Matthew Bloom (Concordia): Cities Large and Small Together: The Subregional Model of Economic Change in the Nineteenth Century. From the latest issue of Americana, Livia Szelpal (CEU): Images of the American Suburbia. Behind the cellar door: Not all the Texas wine you buy is made from grapes grown in the state — in fact, most of it isn’t. 15 square miles in New Mexico, population 0: A shiny new city rising in the desert is designed to be a testing ground for everything from wireless networks to self-driving cars, but there’s one catch — it's totally empty. From Contexts, a series of essays on Learning from Las Vegas. Science be damned: How Texas managed to export its energy policy to the rest of the United States. Tax haven next door: Delaware exposes corporate secrecy. From the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a look at America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Aaron Renn on the collapse of Chicago media. "The Lost Civilizations of North America" documentary is one in a long line of failed attempts to populate America’s ancient past with the denizens of lost tribes, lost cities, and, as its title indicates, lost civilizations (and part 2).

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