This Is Us

Stop Snubbing the Suburbs

Some see a cultureless wasteland, but to me, it’s home

Photo: Jimmy Conover/Unsplash

The summer before my senior year of college, I worked as an assistant video editor for my college’s communications department. My supervisor was a man with thinning red hair and a thick, red mustache. Despite being a devout vegetarian, he always had a pungent, meaty smell to him — like…