catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 12, num. 19 :: 2013.10.18 — 2013.10.31

The ways we get around both shape and tell the story of our culture.  Think of Detroit’s development as a city for cars, or the presence (or absence) of accessible features in our buildings.  What kind of wheels do you use and how do they tell your story, and the story of the place where you live?



The roads that break us

A report from the convoluted infrastructure of Austin, Texas.


A car story

Around the world 11 times in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI.


Ode to my bike

A love letter to a perfect partner for exploring the streets of Amsterdam.

A Pharisee who picks her nose asks for eyes

On the discipline of seeing Cincinnati at a slower speed.


The value of biking, walking and road tripping as a family.


In case you missed it the first time

Leaving the car at home

An account of what happens when a family gets out of the car and hits the sidewalk.

Autonomy and the red line

Reimagining the good life in Chicago in light of Lazarus and Dante.

Weaving the web

Bicycle Poem No. 1

Charlie Peacock writes an ode to biking, and swimming.


Of public transit and human nature

Rebecca Tirrell Talbot on the virtues of riding the El in Chicago.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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