Nearly two years ago, The Curator published its first issue with an audacious goal: to uncover and celebrate great culture, and to grapple with the zeitgeist. Nearly a hundred editions later, we’re still doing that every week.
One area we’ve addressed is cities and neighborhoods – how people live in them, how we get around in them, how they develop, how residents can make a difference. We’ve talked about “agriburbia” and the boutique city conundrum. We’ve celebrated pizza in Atlanta, an after-school program in Chicago, and a park in Manhattan. We’ve had not one, but two odes to Houston, a photo tour of Inverkip, Scotland, a guide to London, and a recent tour of a Toronto neighborhood. We’ve even contemplated how to leave the city.
Clearly, our writers are passionate about places. And while some people probably settle into an area by default, we’d like to think our readers are savvier – that they live in their town, city, neighborhood, suburb, or rural area because they love it, or have come to love it.
And now, we want you to share that love with us.
In the next several months, we’d like to run articles by readers about what makes their place worth living in. What places do you frequent – and why? Is your local cheesemonger awesome? Does the park down the street reflect the values of your community in a fascinating way? Where’s your favorite place to while away a rainy afternoon?
Write about 600 words (you can get longer, but don’t go past 1200 words). Include links and pictures, if you’d like. And send it all to firstname.lastname@example.org.