Who Speaks for Crazy Horse?

There are many Lakota who praise the memorial. Charles (Bamm) Brewer, who organizes an annual tribute to Crazy Horse on the Pine Ridge Reservation, joked that his only problem with the carving is that “they didn’t make it big enough—he was a bigger man than that to our people!”

via Who Speaks for Crazy Horse? | The New Yorker.

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14 secret parks and gardens in Chicago

Aside from the small neighborhood parks, our city has sprawling historic parks from Frederick Law Olmsted’s lakefront parks to Jens Jensen’s Prairie-era parks. Landscape architecture continues to be an area of design Chicago represents with projects like Maggie Daley Park, The 606 and the Riverwalk.

via 14 secret parks and gardens in Chicago.

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India’s Amazing Natural Bridges Are Made of Living Roots and Vines

Villagers in Meghalaya, India have come up with a unique construction technique that harnesses nature in its purest form – they grow their own living bridges! Using the roots of the Ficus elastica tree (rubber fig tree), the residents have woven an elaborate system of living bridges, some of which are thought to be over 500 years old. These extraordinary examples of living architecture are also lessons in patience, since they take about 15 years to grow. With age though, the living root bridges grow stronger and can often support the weight of 50 or more people at a time!

via India’s Amazing Natural Bridges Are Made of Living Roots and Vines.

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US preacher asks followers to help buy fourth private jet – BBC News

Jesse Duplantis said God had told him to buy a Falcon 7X for $54m (£41m).

via US preacher asks followers to help buy fourth private jet – BBC News.

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Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Local opinion on Lower Wacker is a mixed bag. While a treasured shortcut for some, for the uninitiated the cramped underpass can feel like “making a run on the Death Star exhaust port.” What all can agree on is that the tunnel has a mystic vibe, “a world in itself” wrote the Chicago Tribune in 1962, “a forest of concrete pillars.”

via Lower Lower Wacker Drive – Chicago, Illinois – Atlas Obscura.

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