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Addison Del Mastro

Addison Del Mastro writes on urbanism and cultural history. Find him on Substack (The Deleted Scenes) and Twitter (@ad_mastro).


Articles by Addison Del Mastro (page 1)

September 23, 2022 5:30 am

What Hardship Kitsch Does for Comfortable Millennials

It’s easy to romanticize struggle and deprivation when your life is missing the dramatic stakes you were taught to expect.
Addison Del Mastro
September 9, 2022 5:30 am

Living in a Home that Breathes

Windows, box fans, and the complications of technological progress.
Addison Del Mastro
August 1, 2022 5:30 am

Housing, Homelessness, and the Elephant in the NIMBY Room

Anxieties about having to deal with interlopers from a lower economic class are common even in the most socially insulated…
Addison Del Mastro
July 15, 2022 5:30 am

NIMBYism Is a Distorted Love

Places stay alive by making a little bit of change, all over, all the time.
Addison Del Mastro
July 7, 2022 5:30 am

The Happiness of Minor Inconveniences

Plastic bags, seasonal recipes, and how little experiences of friction contribute to a larger sense of well-being.
Addison Del Mastro
June 30, 2022 5:30 am

The Late, Great Chinese Buffet

A story about immigration, innovation, and millennial nostalgia comes to a quiet end.
Addison Del Mastro
June 23, 2022 5:30 am

The Internet of (Demonic) Things

Online life’s ambient hostility, the dangers of kayfabe, and why it’s becoming more important to keep part of yourself in…
Addison Del Mastro
June 10, 2022 5:30 am

Have Your Steak and Eat It Too

Marbling, grading, and flavors young and old.
Addison Del Mastro
May 3, 2022 5:30 am

In Praise of Nooks and Crannies

Urban design and home design alike should engage your brain.
Addison Del Mastro
February 18, 2022 5:30 am

The Bones of the Blogosphere

What’s the right way for a blog—or a newsletter—to die?
Addison Del Mastro