Tanner Howard

Tanner Howard

Tanner Howard is a freelance journalist and master's student in urban policy and planning at the University of Illinois–Chicago. They write about housing issues, queer culture, and Chicago history, with clips in the Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, and more.

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How Geocities Suburbanized the Internet

In the 1990s, AOL and Netscape got Americans onto the web, but it was Geocities—with its suburban-style “neighborhoods”—that made them feel at home.