The building pictured on that meme isn’t fast-casual, penny-pinching, developer-driven architecture at all.

Above, I've refashioned a meme about "fast-casual architecture." Before linking you to an explanation of the visual, below is the actual meme. Recently it...

A year later …

It's Friday, Harvest Homecoming is in full swing, and if you've lived here any amount of time, you know what that means.October 16, 2007:...

Adverse secondary effects: Two problematic “cabarets” versus hundreds of unregulated rental properties.

Time now for the signature event of the evening: G-09-01, which would repeal the previous adult entertainment ordinance and enact a new one, which...

Revisiting Rumpole of the Bailey.

Seven years later, the cycle has begun anew. It's back to 1970s-era London, only three decades removed from the Blitz; to Pomeroy's and Chateau...

Selling New Albany by the pound? Hey, I’m a bureaucrat, and “I’m only doing...

Something to think about from Steve Turgoose, and as the 1960s rock group once advised, "we have all been here before." From 2010: "Weights,...

On the BEER BEAT, and back in Poperinge for hop festival Saturday, 2017.

On Friday evening, as Diana and I artfully deployed the magnificence of the Grote Markt in Mechelen as a backdrop for eating mussels and...

REWIND: Some ROCK ‘n’ role playing.

Yesterday I chanced upon a Facebook blurb in which a fundamentalist Christian political candidate was prattling on about ancient and noble superstitions being trampled...

ON THE AVENUES: From Baltic to Mediterranean, the diary of an unrepentant New Albanian...

ON THE AVENUES: From Baltic to Mediterranean, the diary of an unrepentant New Albanian Europhile. A weekly column by Roger A. Baylor. In less than...

Council agenda scant, so let’s make a New Year’s non-binding resolution to cut a...

New Albany's city council meets tonight, and yet again, it has quite little to do apart from housekeeping. The sole agenda item is this: A-10-13...

Utrecht destroys street, restores canal as Pinocchio sings “I’ve Got No Strings.”

Automobile supremacy has taken a hit in Utrecht, Netherlands, and while this is a victory, it reminds us that Americans by and large display...

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