Suburban Style Evolution

I have new piece online:

Ease into the red Eames chair next to the fireplace, log onto a high-speed wireless connection and dine on your fruit and walnut salad. Where are you? You just might be at one of the new-look McDonald’s that the company recently unveiled in certain markets. The kind of evolution Mickey D’s has been going through has also reshaped many other suburban fixtures and the transformation may render many of the criticisms lobbed at suburbia outdatedââ?¬â??that is, if they were ever accurate in the first place.

Whole thing here.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.