For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
"Suburban sprawl" — we all know it when we see it, but we don’t always have the words to talk about it. Architecture professor Dolores Hayden explains some of the terms that have been coined by designers and planners to describe new patterns in housing and retail development all over America. We’ll learn how to tell a "boomburb" from a "zoomburb," and "litter on a stick" from a "pork chop lot."
- Dolores Hayden professor of architecture and American Studies at Yale University. She is also author of "The Power of Place," "Urban Landscapes as Public History," and "Building Suburbia."
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