Steve Lovelace

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The Beauty of Barcelona’s Eixample

Barcelona is a beautiful city at any scale. Take a walk down La Rambla or visit the Sagrada Familia and you’ll see some of the greatest urban spaces in the world. Then take a...

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The Rise and Fall of Neutral Moresnet

Borders cause a lot of problems. I’ve already talked about how shifting rivers can create odd little enclaves on the landscape. But borders can be tricky even when there aren’t rivers involved. This is...

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The Corporate Provinces of Canada

Ever since I published “The Corporate States of America”, my Canadian readers have been asking for one of their country. Here now is the official debut of “The Corporate Provinces of Canada”. This was...

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Cat Logos

You like logos. I like cats. And pretty much everyone on the Internet likes mashups. So I thought I’d make you some cat logos. Here are five famous logos, redone with famous cats. Quaker...

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Homage to Catalan

If you’ve ever been to Barcelona, you might know that they don’t speak Spanish. It comes as a shock to many first-time tourists, but the language spoken in Barcelona isn’t Spanish. It’s Catalan. I’ve...

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The Corporate States Map: A Follow-Up

A couple of weeks ago, my map of “The Corporate States of America” went viral. My email started blowing up, and the number of visitors to my blog soared exponentially. I was pleased as...

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Sharknado vs Shark NATO

The Syfy Channel makes a lot of low-budget movies involving monsters and natural disasters. Their latest monstrosity is a movie called “Sharknado“, which as the title implies is all about tornadoes full of man-eating...

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When In Doubt, Reboot

Some folks just “get” computers and some folks don’t. I’m not entirely sure why that’s the case. To some extent, it seems to be a function of age, but that;s far from universal. I...

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Neo-Feudalism in the Space Age

In the Dune universe, set tens of thousands of years in the future, humanity is organized into feudal fiefdoms and guilds. I wrote about this last year, but I think it’s worth delving into...