We’re still alive!

Hi all, Despite the extended hiatus, all is well in the LTIL world. We’ve been keeping ourselves busy with other projects over the past few months–Boyce has been writing about tamales; Paul is moving to the West Coast–but we’ve got…

Coming soon: A New Form of LTIL

Hi everyone, After a year and a half of publishing in our current format, land that I live is preparing to get bigger and better! We have plenty of exciting news to share soon, but for now we’re taking a…

Tweets About Death

Here at LTIL, we’ve often explored the way the Internet is shaping the places where we live, and the way we live in those places–how we build friendships, how we deal without Internet, and even how we conceive of place and identity…

Andrew Lanham in the Los Angeles Review of Books!

In case you missed the news on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, our fearless contributor and favorite Rhodes Scholar  Andrew Lanham got an essay published in the Los Angeles Review of Books yesterday! Its a companion piece to the essay he…

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Happy Birthday to Us!

Just over a year ago, we kicked things off here at LTIL with a profile of a woman who helps Burmese refugees and a poem about dead chicken. Time flies! To celebrate our anniversary, we’re taking this and next week off, then…

Photo by David Shankbone, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Notes from the Storm, in Six Zip Codes

Back in July a flash rainstorm that hit New York City got me thinking about weather. “Weather is something not many of this site’s stories have touched on, but it is such an essential aspect of our experience of place…

Changes in the Land

Welcome back! After two Wednesdays off, we’re getting back to the old routine this morning, with some subtle shifts. You’ll notice the “Search” bar above, as well as a new link that will take you to a random story from…

See you soon!

Greetings, loyal LTIL readers! This week marks our six month anniversary! For twenty-five weeks straight, we’ve wandered the country in search of a deeper understanding of who we Americans are. That’s taken us from the mountains of California to the crowded…

New Stories Wednesday 9/19/12

land that I live is now on facebook! Please drop by and “like” us to support the site. We’ll tell everyone how awesome you are if you do. A perennial preoccupation of ours here at land that I live has been…

New Stories Wednesday 9/12/12

It’s an old saw: truth is stranger than fiction. Sometimes, though, it’s even simpler than that, and the truth is fiction. The real world, clear and concrete and measured, can’t capture the truth as accurately as the surreal world inside…