Monthly Archives: November 2013

Alice Embree : Chile and the Politics of Memory

Me gustan los estudiantes. This painting by Austin’s Carlos Lowry is the cover art on the Fall 2013 NACLA Report on the Americas. The contradictions of Chile and the politics of memory The elections in Chile take place as the … finish reading Alice Embree : Chile and the Politics of Memory

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Paul Krassner : A Tale of Two Alternative Media Conferences

Event organizer Larry Yurdin at the 1970 Alternative Media Conference at Goddard College. Yurdin, who later managed Pacifica radio station KPFT in Houston, also attended the 2013 conference. Image from goddard.edu. Returning to the scene… A tale of two alternative … finish reading Paul Krassner : A Tale of Two Alternative Media Conferences

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Singer-Songwriter Slaid Cleaves in Interview and Performance

Slaid Cleaves in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Friday, November 1, 2013. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Acclaimed Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves Slaid spins some yarns, tells how his study of philosophy, the … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Singer-Songwriter Slaid Cleaves in Interview and Performance

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Harry Targ : STEM and the Tyranny of the Meme

The STEM ‘crisis’ and the ‘fear of falling behind’ meme. The tyranny of the meme: Commies, the arms race, and now STEM The threats of the United States falling behind some fictional adversaries is a similar ‘meme’ to those that … finish reading Harry Targ : STEM and the Tyranny of the Meme

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Marc Myers Tells Us ‘Why Jazz Happened’

  ‘Jazz, man, that’s where I’m at’: Chronicling the history of America’s music Myers provides the reader with a deep, rich, and broad perspective on the confluence of jazz and U.S. history in the decades following World War Two. By … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Marc Myers Tells Us ‘Why Jazz Happened’

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Alice Embree : Anne Lewis’ New Website Brings Austin Movement History to Life

Filmmaker Anne Lewis’ new website is called Austin Beloved Community. ‘Austin Beloved Community’: Anne Lewis’ new website brings movement history to life ‘This was designed as cooperative and experimental. It’s really a community organizing art project.’ By Alice Embree | … finish reading Alice Embree : Anne Lewis’ New Website Brings Austin Movement History to Life

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Novelist Beverly Gologorsky Was Shaped by Sixties, Feminism, and The Bronx

Novelist Beverly Gologorsky. Photo by Marion Ettlinger. An Interview with Beverly Gologorsky: Novelist and long-time activist’s new book shouts its presence “Working people are as ubiquitous as Blue Jays. When they fly they’re beautiful.” By Jonah Raskin / The Rag … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Novelist Beverly Gologorsky Was Shaped by Sixties, Feminism, and The Bronx

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HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 11, Section 2, 1945-1946

Henri Curiel was the leading figure in the Egyptian communist movement in the 1940s. A people’s history: The movement to democratize Egypt Part 11: 1945-1946 period/Section 2 — Egyptian communist groups grow and face government retaliation. By Bob Feldman | … finish reading HISTORY / Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Egypt, Part 11, Section 2, 1945-1946

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David McReynolds : We Are All Wounded Veterans

March to alternative Armistice ceremony in Regents Park in London, November 11, 1938. Until the guns fall silent: We are all wounded veterans In the bad wars — which are the only wars we have fought for some time now … finish reading David McReynolds : We Are All Wounded Veterans

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : October Interviews with Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and Thomas Zigal

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt with Rag Radio’s Thorne Dreyer in the studios of KPFT-FM in Houston, Friday, October 25, 2013. Photo by Guy Schwartz / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcasts: Thorne Dreyer interviews Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : October Interviews with Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and Thomas Zigal

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Michael James : Going Off Campus, 1965

Sam and Theophilius at sunset in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photos by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Going off campus: Idaho, Wyoming, and Connecticut, 1965 I proceeded … finish reading Michael James : Going Off Campus, 1965

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Alan Waldman: ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ Tops Second Tier of My Favorite Britcoms

  Waldman’s film and TV treasures you may have missed: Patricia Routledge stars as a middle class woman who puts on aristocratic airs in this very popular Britcom. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2013 [In … finish reading Alan Waldman: ‘Keeping Up Appearances’ Tops Second Tier of My Favorite Britcoms

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