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11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled squabble that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to Grand Central Station and buys a train ticket to Drakesville, Vermont, where he intends to start life all over again.
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Behold the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Observe the interesting relationship between the incoherent building and the freeway on-ramp, with the mediating embellishment of chain-link fence. A better visual metaphor for the mechanized brutality of the mid-20th century would be hard to find. Yet, one might ask: does it make the city a more appealing place? Do you really want to be there? Or is it something to run shrieking from? Let it serve as a warning to all those surfing the tides of techno-narcissism as to where that ethos is taking us. Happy Independence Day everybody! And thanks to Stephen Truslow for nominating this humdinger.

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Kunstler skewers everything from kitsch to greed, prejudice, bloodshed, and brainwashing in this wily, funny, rip-roaring, and profoundly provocative page- turner, leaving no doubt that the prescriptive yet devilishly satiric A World Made by Hand series will continue.” — Booklist

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

10 Responses to “July 2016” Subscribe

  1. macseamus1 July 3, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    The chance meeting on a dissecting table of a battleship and cafeteria PA speaker.

    • izzy July 3, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

      And assuming that’s the bow, the ship appears to be listing a bit to port.
      Or perhaps it’s a rakish angle?

  2. Offgrid86 July 4, 2016 at 5:14 am #

    It looks like it’s suffered a partial collapse on the roof and some supports for a huge carport have given way allowed the carport to fall back against the building. Can I be an architect because I could design something that at least looks like it’s not in danger of imminent collapse?

  3. jayrome July 4, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Kudzu grows very well in Louisiana. Plant some and let is create a “Green” object to soften the industrial site. Who approves the final design of this Museum? Pathetic!

  4. drewkime July 5, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    Are you absolutely sure that’s not a wastewater treatment plant?

  5. Greg Knepp July 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    The white pick-up trucks are a nice touch, as are the odd utility poles sticking up here and there. Then there is what looks like the back of a billboard to the lower left reflecting the sun, and an additional ramp in the background soaring gently skyward. Consider also the lighting – time of day is critical.

    Stephen Truslow has a hell of an eye and knows a thing or two about photography to boot!

  6. Matthew Cory July 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    Nice wrapper for that flat “nose.”

  7. pequiste July 25, 2016 at 9:10 am #

    Festung Europa coastal-artillery-bunker-on-the-Atlantik Revivalist.

  8. routersurfer July 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    I really hope no one has to die looking at that thing…… what a horrible last vision. Ramps are a nice touch.

  9. JW August 28, 2016 at 8:17 am #

    That is a war museum? Who won?

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