Starbucks is Not Your Home

Given the infestation of corporate coffee shops, the loneliest, most cynical of drifters have begrudgingly relocated.

Sickened by the whine of the latest pop culture commodities, and spooked by the mechanical scripts of corporate serfs, we yearn for the aging coffee shacks of yore, the ones that were only grotesque in their literality.

Lydia Sviatoslavsky is a San Francisco-based writer and research assistant. Find her latest work on her arts & culture blog, @rot_thought.