Monthly Archives: February 2014

Alan Waldman :
‘Lovejoy’ is clever, witty, British mystery series about antiques, frauds, and crimes

Ian McShane is simply splendiferous as roguish, slightly shady antiques dealer Lovejoy in this fun series that teaches viewers a lot about old stuff. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 24, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Lovejoy’ is clever, witty, British mystery series about antiques, frauds, and crimes

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Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 3

We look at  the climate science that warns that Austin faces serious water supply problems, and at the roles played by transportation planning and suburban sprawl in that crisis. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 … finish reading Roger Baker :
Can Austin survive the current Texas drought? / 3

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Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

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Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

Pedro Susz is like a diamond; he has many facets… ‘Para una filosofía de la insubordinación’ reveals the rare mind that integrates erudition with vision. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 Pedro Susz is like … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
A radical imagination: Dilemmas and desire while reading Pedro Susz

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Shepherd Bliss :
Dancing with death at Death Cafés

Death can be a teacher, if one moves beyond denial into acceptance… A death awareness movement seems to be growing and taking various forms. By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 “I have an appointment with … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Dancing with death at Death Cafés

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Alan Waldman :
All hail (Sid) Caesar!

Remembering the late, great Sid Caesar, who didn’t laugh at my jokes… By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 The wonderful Sid Caesar just died at age 92. What a tremendous talent! From 1951 through 1958 … finish reading Alan Waldman :
All hail (Sid) Caesar!

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Thorne Dreyer :
Singer-songwriter Charlie Faye & friends pay musical tribute to Carole King & James Taylor on Rag Radio

Listen to the podcast of this highly entertaining hour that includes memorable  performance by Charlie and musical crew. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 Singer-Songwriter Charlie Faye — and a lively group of musical … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
Singer-songwriter Charlie Faye & friends pay musical tribute to Carole King & James Taylor on Rag Radio

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Jonah Raskin :
My Valentine’s Day

I had my best Valentine’s Day ever dancing in the streets of New York with about 60 beautiful women protesting violence against women. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 NEW YORK CITY — I didn’t … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
My Valentine’s Day

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Assassination by technology: The context of America’s drone killings

Brandon Bryant, who spent six years as a drone sensor operator, has stepped forward out of guilt and concern about the killing of American citizens. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 This past week, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Assassination by technology: The context of America’s drone killings

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Ted McLaughlin :
Convicted felons and the right to vote

Eleven states don’t restore voting rights to ex-felons, but a substantial majority of Americans believe that they should. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder brought up an interesting topic the other … finish reading Ted McLaughlin :
Convicted felons and the right to vote

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 17, 1954-1962

The Nasser regime steps up prosecution of leftists, expels Jews, implements economic reforms. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 17, 1954-1962

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Alan Waldman :
‘New Tricks’ is delightful British mystery series featuring older ex-cops who solve cold cases

The first 87 episodes, airing on PBS, have been witty, dramatic, and major fun. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘New Tricks’ is delightful British mystery series featuring older ex-cops who solve cold cases

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