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Pennhurst State School and Hospital Abandoned America Workshop
12th December 2015 - 12 comments
Abandoned America's newest photography workshop is taking place at a legendary location, Pennhurst State School and Hospital!


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"A Vanishing Countryside" Photography Workshop
10th December 2015 - 5 comments
Photograph abandoned barns, farm, and farmhouses in some of the most scenic locations rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey have to offer with Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America!


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Seph Lawless: A Real American Horror Story
05th November 2015 - 5 comments
In: Blog, News
It's been a while since I wrote about the dishonest antics of Seph Lawless, internet misinformation peddler extraordinaire. A lot has happened: threats to me, my publisher, places I speak at, and so much other online harassment it merits a whole article.


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Sale on Signed Copies of My Book, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences"!
01st November 2015 - 0 comments
In: News, Blog
I'm running a promotion: buy a signed copy of my book through my website and you'll get a free 5x7, or some other Abandoned America goodies of equal or greater value!


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Debunking "The Trolley Tragedy of 1957"
18th October 2015 - 8 comments
In: Blog
What happens when news stories about abandoned sites are published without fact checking? A bizarro tale of Seph Lawless, fraud, and a journalistic train wreck. By Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America


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the eye of the hurricane
09th October 2015 - 2 comments
In: Blog
I don't see how it is possible not to connect the dots with these places. To me, they are the eye of a hurricane, the effects of a society spinning so quickly that its own mass and weight are pulling it apart.


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No Hope for a Cure
25th August 2015 - 1 comment
In: Blog
Perhaps the sadness of finding children's toys in abandoned locations mirrors our worst failure, our inability to protect them from how brutal reality can be.


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to manage the darkness
03rd August 2015 - 0 comments
In: Blog
Not all aspects of fear are bad, which is why in managed doses we seek it out.


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No Matter How Far
02nd July 2015 - 6 comments
In: Blog
The focus wasn't just right, I made some other stupid mistake in the settings, the angle could have been better. I should have tried more, and worked harder.


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Leap of Faith Workshop 2: 2015 Edition
30th June 2015 - 1 comment
The new Abandoned America Leap of Faith Workshop for 2015 is unveiled!


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In the Interest of Honesty
23rd June 2015 - 2 comments
In: Blog
It's never just been about the history or preservation of these places, it's more about trying to figure out how to survive myself.


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On Researching and Historical Accuracy
19th June 2015 - 0 comments
In: Blog
Even the best efforts to research a site sometimes present inaccurate results - how does one deal with human error in historical writing?


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Abandoned America June Updates
09th June 2015 - 1 comment
In: News
All the Abandoned America updates for June 2015!


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Way to Go, Philadelphia! We Destroyed the Boyd!
09th May 2015 - 3 comments
In: Blog
A congratulatory letter to the City of Philadelphia on the demolition of its last movie palace, the Boyd Theater


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Abandoned America Gallery Update: Pleasure Beach
22nd April 2015 - 1 comment
In: News
An entire neighborhood left for dead: the newest gallery update on Abandoned America.


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A Call for Action
09th April 2015 - 1 comment
In: News
Greystone Park Psychiatric Center's historic Kirkbride building needs your help!


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Abandoned America March Updates
26th March 2015 - 1 comment
In: News
All the new stuff on Abandoned America for March 2015!
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toward the oblivion of eternity
08th February 2015 - 0 comments
In: Blog
Our reaction to ruins bears a strong tie to our processing of loss and grief, and how we turn to memories to cope with them.


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The Variety Theatre: An After the Final Curtain Photography Workshop
03rd February 2015 - 2 comments
Abandoned America partners with Matt Lambros of After the Final Curtain to offer a workshop at the Variety Theatre in Cleveland, OH!


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On Planned/Unplanned Obsolescence
27th January 2015 - 2 comments
In: Blog
From the moment you create something, it marches towards becoming obsolete, with or without your help.


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