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N.r. Jenssen

Best Diversion Strategy

As able-bodied refugees flee the city, dragging with them crying small children and frail older people, natural leaders emerge from the ragtag caravans — most of them retired military types and young, troubled people just back from Iraq. They soon realize that the motorized crowds pouring into the desert and......

Best Way to Live in the Past

Life’s too dreary now that we’re all living in the past and there hasn’t been a new video game issued in years. The survivors need something to kill the time that’s a decent analogy to sex. Even the name “slot” cars suggests a pretty good time. Slot cars made by......

Best Way to Kill Time

Living beneath the radar, ducking foot patrols, means a lot of waiting around. Origami was exactly the same for thousands of years until after the occupation, then suddenly it was all about creating new forms, and that was the end of your grandmother’s old origami. Now there are tiny, three-dimensional......

Best Underground Movie Viewing

When all the aboveground theaters are leveled, the city will still have a few bunker-style movie auditoriums left. The best is downtown on Grand Avenue at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Three floors below ground, this is a clean-lined and cozy 158-seat venue for film art and independent shorts in......

Best Sources for Building a Vintage Sound System

After the electronic pulse wipes out every bit of wireless reception in the 15-million-person, 10,743-square-mile South Coast Air Basin, and also renders all chip-driven sound equipment, digital equipment and music downloads useless, some of those who survive manage to ruthlessly acquire electric generators essential to life. These survivalists soon discover......
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