Kate Petersen on January 30th, 2009

Go to Google Maps. Look up 8 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA, united states Click street view… then turn to your left, and be ready to see awesomeness! Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View. On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley […]

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Kate Petersen on January 16th, 2009

(Click on image for larger version.) The Alabama Theatre is one of two surviving grand movie palaces in downtown Birmingham. (The other is the 1914 Lyric Theatre, built as a vaudeville house and located across the street from the Alabama.) Built in 1927 by Paramount Pictures in a fantasy Spanish/Moorish/Arabesque/Baroque/Art Deco eclectic style, the Alabama […]

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biscuit on July 16th, 2008

… wannabe farmer who has reached the decision (one that might change yet again as I continue gathering information) that smallish cities and urban areas are more likely than rural areas to survive the coming ___________ , I urge you to read this: If managing in a catastrophe were just about growing your own food, […]

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biscuit on July 13th, 2008

Note: Stocking Up 101 will return next weekend. And, boy oh boy, is there ever a wealth of information on passive solar heaters. In my less busy days, I bought the plans for this: Mother’s Heat Grabber. Unfortunately, though, I never got around to making it, in part because my neighbors had made me so […]

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biscuit on June 25th, 2008

While muddling through a pile of throw-away books at work yesterday, I found this: The Complete Y2K Home Preparation Guide. And oh what a gem it is! Now, bear in mind that I’ve been haunting online survivalist enclaves and befriending well-armed mountain men for years now, so it’s pretty hard to catch my eye. But […]

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