Could Chicago’s floating cycle track defy the doubters and reconnect the city?

Plans for a continuous route along the Chicago River include cycling on floating pontoons like the controversial Thames Deckway in London. But with the US citys cycle numbers growing, this long-held ambition could yet be realised Cycling is no stranger to invention, from the steady swell of Kickstarter campaigns to the almost innumerable cycleways dreamed […]

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Steve Reich: the composer with his finger on the pulse

Reich proved the world the hypnotic pleasures of repetition as his music took in religion, politics and New York city life and aged 80, hes still moving forward For 30 years I strolled around Manhattan with earplugs in my ears. Steve Reich, whose music seems to personify the pulsing energy of the metropolis, doesnt enjoy […]

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