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Beautiful Photographs of Infrastructure: The Underpinnings That Make Civilization Civilized

A new photo essay at Pictory reveals the beauty—and necessity—of infrastructure.



Obsessed with infrastructure? Go faster than a freight train to Infrastructure: The Underpinnings That Make Civilization Civilized, Pictory's gorgeous photo feature guest curated by writer Todd Lapin of Telstar Logistics. It includes such beauties as this photo of San Francisco's East Portal Tunnel by Troy Holden, above.

"Almost by definition, infrastructure is the framework of modern life we rely upon each day." writes Lapin in his introduction. "It’s so ubiquitous to us that it usually seems invisible — until the moment when you need it most and it’s not there. That’s when infrastructure becomes the most beautiful thing in the world."

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Food for Thinkers: Your Complete 16-Course Tasting Menu

Your handy bookmark-able guide to the all-you-can-read extravaganza of ideas, stories, opinions, and proposals that was GOOD's Food for Thinkers week.

Last week, as I hope some of you may have noticed, we hosted a six-day Food for Thinkers blogfest. With the launch of GOOD's new food hub, I wanted to stake out an expanded territory for food writing, and at the same time, start building a community of influences and inspiration.

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Last Chance: Eat Retreat Applications Due on Monday

Imagine it: A handpicked group of 30 creative food community leaders, gathered together on a ranch in Sonoma, California, for 48 hours in April.


Imagine it: A handpicked assortment of 30 cooks, writers, molecular gastronomists, designers, curators, pastry entrepreneurs, and food photographers, all gathered together on a gorgeous ranch in Sonoma, California, for 48 hours in April. That's time enough for a lot of eating, drinking, cooking, collaboration, brainstorming, foraging, picnicking, ingredient swapping, s'more-toasting, and more.

I'm describing Eat Retreat, a creative weekend workshop for leaders in the food community organized by three friends—Kathryn Tomajan, Emily Morgan, and Laura Brunow Miner—who like to spend their time eating and making things, and who, between them, can boast of being a Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Judge, a restaurant consultant, and the founder of Pictory.

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