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Laughs Abound

Eleven year old Jeff Greenaway is in love and on the loose in Manhattan circa 1962.
This book will crack you up.
For adults.

Sheer antic delight” — Remsen Pilchard


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Archive | October, 2010

Now What?

      On Tuesday, when the Republican Party and its Tea Party chump-proxies re-conquer the sin-drenched bizarro universe of the US congress, they’ll have to re-assume ownership of the stickiest web of frauds and swindles ever run in human history …
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KunstlerCast #131: Portland, Oregon

The Urban Growth Boundary

Released: Oct. 28, 2010

James Howard Kunstler discusses Portland, Oregon–an American city that gets a lot of things right. Topics include: the urban growth boundary, architecture, transit and political attitudes.

Come see JHK read from The …

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The Tombstone Blues

       The latest version of Pretend – going on a couple of weeks now – is the nation whistling past the graveyard of mortgage documentation fraud while skeletons dance around everything connected with the money system. Halloween came …
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KunstlerCast #130: Seattle

Starbucks City

Released: Oct. 21, 2010

James Howard Kunstler shares his observations of Seattle based on his recent trip to that city. He believes that the Queen Anne Hill neighborhood gives one an idea of what the best of American …

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The Surrealist Vista

     Some profound seismic infarction deep in civilization’s very soul – brought on, no doubt, by the sludgy buildup of vast swindles and frauds – now propels deadly tsunamis toward the land masses where money dwells. And when they
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KunstlerCast #129: Gambling

The Last Roll of the Dice

Released: Oct. 14, 2010

James Howard Kunstler examines the last ditch effort of some states to try to generate revenue through casinos. Kunstler believes gambling is a marginal activity that states should not be …

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Bank Shot

     The banking authorities were shocked – shocked – to discover last week that an awful lot of mortgage paper in this country is not quite in order… appears to contain, er, irregularities… seems less than kosher… frankly, exudes …
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KunstlerCast #128: Travelogue – WA, LA, N.H.

Restoring Traditional Building Crafts, Design and Urbanism

Released: Oct. 7, 2010

James Howard Kunstler checks in with Duncan via phone on the West Coast leg of his book tour for The Witch of Hebron. The bulk of the converstaion is …

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Full Bore to the Vanishing Point

      Last evening at twilight I was driving my rent-a-car up Interstate Five north of Seattle with a vivid testicular fear of being trapped in the very metaphor of a failing society racing into a dark future. …
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New Memoir: Boston, 1972?A False Start In A Kind Of Hell

James Howard Kunstler in Boston 1972 by Michael Dobo
Photo of JHK 1972 by Michael Dobo


A False Start in a Kind of Hell
Boston – 1972

         The fall of 1971, I was back in my old college town, Brockport, New York, spinning my wheels after a job directing

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Forecast 2010

The Center does Not Hold…

But Neither Does the Floor


There are always disagreements in a society, differences of opinion, and contested ideas, but I don’t remember any period in my own longish life, even the Vietnam uproar, when …

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The Experience Of Downtown Atlanta, A Photo-Essay

The Horror of Downtown Atlanta

   The Congress for the New Urbanism held their eighteenth annual meeting in Atlanta this year. Why they chose the downtown Hilton for the event remains a mystery — maybe they got a supernaturally amazing discount

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