Monthly Archives: December 2012

Alan Waldman: ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’ is Superior Legal Britcom

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Rumpole of the Bailey, a classic British TV legal series, delighted 95% of viewers. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 28, 2012
 


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Paul Krassner : My Tweets of 2012

Paul Krassner tweets @ZenBastard. Graphic by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Paul Krassner’s Tweets of 2012 By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog | December 27, 2012 This is my first tweet. I have Writer’s Block. I mean Twitter’s Block. … finish reading Paul Krassner : My Tweets of 2012

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Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

Burkburnett oil field, Burkburnett, Texas, circa 1920. Image from Texas in the 1920s.The hidden history of Texas Part 10: 1920-1930/2 — Race, exploitation of workers, and the booming oil business By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | December 27, … finish reading Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

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Jack A. Smith : What’s Behind America’s Gun Violence?

Image from Black Youth Project.Remember the children…What’s behind America’s gun violence? In recent decades — despite the fact that last year there were over 11,000 murders by firearms in the U.S. and another 20,000 gun deaths from accidents and suicide … finish reading Jack A. Smith : What’s Behind America’s Gun Violence?

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Interviews with Author John H. Slate & Singer-Songwriter Barbara K

Author-archivist John H. Slate on Rag Radio, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio podcasts:Lost Austin author John H. Slateand singer-songwriter/activist Barbara K By Rag Radio … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Interviews with Author John H. Slate & Singer-Songwriter Barbara K

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Alan Waldman : Canada’s Two ‘Da Vinci’ Series Are Dramatic and Powerful

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Canadian genius writer-producer Chris Haddock hit the bullseye with excellent procedurals Da Vinci’s Inquest and Da Vinci’s City Hall. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 20, 2012
 


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Howard Wooldridge : Rocky Mountain High / 2

Howard Wooldridge and Misty in Pueblo, Colorado. Image from The Pueblo Chieftain.Misty and me:Fighting pot prohibition in Colorado, Part II By Howard Wooldridge / The Rag Blog / December 20, 2012 Howard Wooldridge was Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio, … finish reading Howard Wooldridge : Rocky Mountain High / 2

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Kate Braun : Will Winter Solstice Bring New Cosmic Balance?

Galactic Synchronization or end of the world? This illustration shows how some project the planets in the Milky Way to be aligned on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012. Image from About2012.Winter Solstice 2012:Will planetary alignmentbring new cosmic balance? By … finish reading Kate Braun : Will Winter Solstice Bring New Cosmic Balance?

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Harry Targ : In Times Like These

“In Times Like These” performed by Arlo Guthrie.In times like these:Give peace a chance By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 19, 2012 In times like these when night surrounds meAnd I am weary and my heart is … finish reading Harry Targ : In Times Like These

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Lamar W. Hankins : A Humanist Response to the Newtown Killings

Photo by Whitney Curtis / Getty / The Guardian.A humanist respondsto the deaths at Newtown As a matter of public policy, there is no justification for allowing the widespread dispersal of semi-automatic weapons in the United States. They have done … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : A Humanist Response to the Newtown Killings

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VERSE / Alyce Guynn : Pale Mornings

Photo by Kelly Rossiter / treehugger.Pale Mornings      Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes     warm evenings, pale mornings, bottle of blues          “Brass Buttons,” Gram Parsons She removes her precious memoriesfrom the store room of her heartunwraps the protective tissue papershielding them from … finish reading VERSE / Alyce Guynn : Pale Mornings

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Alice Embree : Campaigning against Cuts at Corn Dog’s Office

From left, at Austin “fiscal Cliff” demonstration: Aron Duhoon, Harrison Hiner, Grover Norquist (Thorne Dreyer), Alice Embree, Les Cunningham, Paula Littles, and, in front, Sen. John (Corn Dog) Cornyn. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog. Austin protest against … finish reading Alice Embree : Campaigning against Cuts at Corn Dog’s Office

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