Why Do We Buy the Future's Junk?
Life in the suburbs is peaceful, particularly when everyone's gone for spring break.
Is nothing made to last? Andrea Knudsen laments a culture in which the things we buy are expected, within a few years, to be junk.
When spring break approaches in Western Springs, traffic gets lighter near the school drop-off. Linda Grush considers the effects of families' adding extra vacation days around spring break.
Kristi Gilbert and her family moved to the suburbs for more space, and for peace and quiet. So far, the police have been to her house four times.