Charles Phoenix

Author and pop-culture humorist

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Author and pop-culture humorist specializing in Americana

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An indoor redwood forest. Animatronic wildlife. More Jello than you could possibly imagine, and space for 600 diners.

Clifton’s Cafeteria Set to Reopen

An indoor redwood forest. Animatronic wildlife. More Jello than you could possibly imagine, and space for 600 diners.

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Last week saw an astounding billion dollars being paid for an app that can give a retro look to camera-phone photos.  Instagram , a small startup, was  bought by tech behemoth Facebook…

What Does the Instagram Sale Mean for Retro Culture?

Last week saw an astounding billion dollars being paid for an app that can give a retro look to camera-phone photos.  Instagram , a small startup, was bought by tech behemoth Facebook…

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