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Elsewhere- This Is Not About a City

The Further Adventures of Li’l Bruce Wayne [The Invincible Super Blog] Often disregarded as part of any continuity, Li’l Bruce Wayne was a long-running series of light-hearted comic books aimed at children, detailing the life of a young, fantastically wealthy Bruce Wayne (known in the series as “The Happiest Kid On Earth”) in the years…

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Elsewhere: Fake Omaha

@ goodspeedupdate- Planning a Fake City Our novels, films, and urban planning textbooks are filled with imaginary cities. Whether utopias or dystopias, most of these fictional cities imagine what a city could be at its best — or worst. However, few describe an average city, let alone map out a typical 1,011 square mile American…

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Links of Interest, Contributor News- 6.20

Links of Interest, Contributor News- 6.20

:: Michelle Lord’s “Future Ruins” [BldgBlog] :: Running The Numbers, An American Self-Portrait [via Very Short List] :: Going to the Opera in the Year 2000 (1882) [Paleo-Future] :: Thomas the NJ Transit Train [McSweeney’s] :: Pictures of Insanely Complex Intersections [via Kottke.org] What are some City Desk contributors up to lately, you ask? ::…

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Links of Interest – May 31

:: Fake Radio Program to Appear on Real Radio Station [Hudson and Gaines] :: Last summer for Coney Island as we know it? [The Morning News] :: Google Maps Street View [Google Maps Mania] :: Boston once again goes crazy about a ‘bomb threat’ [BoingBoing]

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Links of Interest- May 17

Links of Interest- May 17

:: TCD Contributor Craig Gaines has a piece in this week’s LA Weekly about the fires in Griffith Park. :: Thirteenth Ave. Retail Market: 1965 [Shorpy] :: New York in 1960 (1935) [Paleo-Future] :: Gallery of Anti-Sit Technology [via BoingBoing] :: A Note Placed in the Pay Envelope of Billy “The Piano Man” Joel [McSweeney’s]…

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Links of Interest – May 11

:: Propaganda posters from the Great War of the Californias. [MentalFloss] The Great War of the Californias was virtually forgotten only months, actually only days, after it had ended, whenever that was. Its dates are uncertain, lost in a haze of mass hysterical amnesia over this traumatic collective memory, complicated by the compulsive viewing of…

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Links of Interest – May 8

:: What’s Next for US Cities [andrewblum.net] Is [a move toward “walkable urbanity”] a backlash to suburbanization? [Christopher Leinberger:] Since high density was the only option for cities for millennia, I view it as the pendulum swinging back. Demographics are a major factor. In Washington, D.C., where I live, there’s a baby boom going on.…

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Link: Boing Boing on Eisner’s New York works

Link: Boing Boing on Eisner’s New York works

At boingboing.net: Will Eisner’s New York – like Jane Jacobs in graphic form This is a glorious book. The longer pieces — “New York,” “The Building,” “City People,” “Invisible People” — are fully-formed things, whole stories that manage to put an entire novel’s worth of feeling into a few short pages. The vignettes are executed…

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Not In Tournament

Not In Tournament

For the 29th consecutive year, none of the area’s colleges or universities made it into the NCAA tournament or NIT. Our condolences, but at least for the 30th anniversary next year, there should be some sort of dinner or party. As everyone is probably busy with their brackets today, here are some links: :: Complete…

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Something To Which You Should Listen

Something To Which You Should Listen

A couple of months ago, I had to rent a car and drive out to the western part of the state on business, as the company wouldn’t spring for a train ticket. On hour four of my trip, tooling down the interstate, I had the radio set on scan, flipping between the frequencies, looking for…

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