Swim Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

I told someone the other day that the most boring drive of my life was from Chicago to Kansas City. I’ve done some pretty boring drives: I16 from Macon to I95 (fuck you, Kite, GA!), LA to San Francisco (or thereabouts), any US road with three (3) or more CVSs, I40 through Oklahoma and the […]


Winfield’s Coffee; North Platte, Nebraska

Winfield’s Coffee

North Platte, Nebraska

1. What is a snickerdandy? Is snickerdoodle copyrighted? 2. People with sunglasses aren’t attractive. 3. Archway monument, I-80 4. Butler Building strip clubs


Sureshot Coffee and Pinball

Sureshot Coffee and Pinball

Seattle, Washington

Coffeeshops in the city are the magnetic answers to the Situationist’s unasked question: Where do I go and Where do I go to the bathroom? Sureshots Coffee and Pinball is more than just another spot to empty your bladder and fill it up again; but is any coffeeshop that much more than a vicious urinary circuit?




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