About Jesse Kornbluth

Jesse Kornbluth is is a New York-based writer and editor of HeadButler.com, a cultural concierge site he launched in 2004. As a magazine journalist, he has been a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, New York and Architectural Digest. As an author, his books include Airborne: The Triumph and Struggle of Michael Jordan; Highly Confident: The Crime and Punishment of Michael Milken and Pre-Pop Warhol. As a screenwriter, he has written for Robert De Niro, Paul Newman and PBS. On the Web, he co-founded Bookreporter.com. From 1997 to 2002, he was Editorial Director of America Online.

The Only Man I Can Call Totally Cool: J.J. Cale

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Remembering JJ – Jesse Kornbluth has some excellent old music for you to check out.

Robin Williams 1983: Even Then, You Could See Life Was a Struggle

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Jesse Kornbluth interviewed Robin Williams for NY Magazine back in 1983. It’s important for Jesse to fall in love with the people while interviewing them. And fall he did. A love that lasted til Williams untimely death.

So Long, See You Tomorrow

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews William Maxwell’s book, So Long, See You Tomorrow, and calls it “quietly brilliant”.

The Collapse Of Western Civilization: A View From The Future

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Jesse Kornbluth shares his review of Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway’s new book, as well as his interview with Ms. Oreskes.

Why Not? How To Use Everyday Ingenuity To Solve Problems Big And Small

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews a new book that details a few new life-hacks.

The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. The Godfather of Soul. Yes, Him.

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the movie “Get On Up”, capturing a talented and influential musician’s life story, while simultaneously suggesting you check out some groovy tunes.

Toots And The Maytals

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It’s never too late to check out old music. Jesse Kornbluth has some suggestions.

Walking Down Memory Lane With Buffalo Springfield

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Jesse Kornbluth guides us down a nostalgic trip with some old time hits.

The Movies of Our Times: ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Tree of Life’

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Jesse Kornbluth explores two powerful films.

“NO”

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews Chile’s new film.

The Child Is The Father To The Man

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One of the songs Beth Hart did at the Highline surprised Jesse Kornbluth: “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know.” Now that was inside. And it reminded him to remind you…

We’re All Getting Older: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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Jess Kornbluth reviews cartoonist Roz Chast’s memoir, and discusses the hard stuff about getting older.

What a Friend We Have in Stephen! A Writing Lesson…From Stephen King

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews On Writing by Stephen King.

“They said to be blind meant not to see. How was I to believe them when I saw?”

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And There Was Light: The autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, blind hero of the French Resistance.

Is The World Running Out Of Water?

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Running out of water: The looming crisis and solutions to conserve our most precious resource.

Here Comes the Night: Death in the 60s

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Jesse Kornbluth reflects on the inevitability (or not) of death with humor and grace.