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.

Fifth Business

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Enough reality for one week. Fiction beckons…

Ernest Hemingway: The Nick Adams Stories

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews an old-time classic by Ernest Hemingway.

Have You Gotten Your Fitbit Yet?

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews fitness’s hottest item—a wireless activity and sleep wristband.

Boots on the Ground? This Question Takes Me Back to 2003, and ‘Stuff Happens’

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews David Hare’s “Stuff Happens”.

Why Did “The Little Prince” Quotes Suddenly Appear After Robin Williams’ Death?

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Jesse Kornbluth investigates this powerful children’s book.

He’s Smoking at 80: Leonard Cohen and “Popular Problems”

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When you are 80 years old, you are allowed to go slow. Leonard Cohen uses his slowness as a way to sizzle.

Peter Temple: The Broken Shore

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Peter Temple’s books are prize winners. This one took the Colin Roderick Award for Australian writing as well as Australia’s major prize for crime fiction, the Ned Kelly Award. Good enough for ya?

2182 Kilohertz

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews David Maziel’s book, concluding that it is definitely worth a read.

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.