Monthly Archives: May 2014

Alan Waldman :
‘Luther’ is a dark, powerful English thriller series featuring a star turn by Idris Elba

This haunted detective, aided by a deranged former murderess, takes on the most treacherous London criminals. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 27, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Luther’ is a dark, powerful English thriller series featuring a star turn by Idris Elba

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Robert Sharlet :
Lament for the long forgotten war dead

For the fallen from Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, it’s home in a box, family and neighbors gather, a sad requiem, the flag folded, presented to the mother. By Robert Sharlet | The Rag Blog | May 24, 2014 Nearly a half … finish reading Robert Sharlet :
Lament for the long forgotten war dead

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James McEnteer :
Good migrations…

How U.S. Customs helped me smuggle marijuana into the USA. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | May 24, 2014 “The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.” — L.P. Hartley When I first discovered Mexico … finish reading James McEnteer :
Good migrations…

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METRO | Sunshine Williams : Don’t keep Austin weird, puleeze!

Upscale 168-room boutique hotel planned for the Domain to have ‘rustic Texas chic’ decor and ‘Keep Austin Weird’ theme. Hey, we’ll show you weird… By Sunshine Williams | The Rag Blog | May 24, 2014 AUSTIN — I can’t keep … finish reading METRO | Sunshine Williams : Don’t keep Austin weird, puleeze!

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METRO | Flash! Upscale hotel plans ‘Keep Austin Weird’ theme! Read Sunshine Williams’ shocking report cum weird Austin history.

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Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

For those of you who think Massachusetts is that silly small liberal New England state, our criminal justice issues are no picnic. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 23, 2014 BOSTON — This past March, the Dallas … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

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METRO | Beverly Baker Moore : For Austin’s SouthPop it’s ten colorful years and counting

The South Austin Popular Culture Center, dedicated to the history of our town’s music culture, celebrates with Wonder Wart-Hog, ‘Peyote Dream,’ ‘Woman with a Blue Guitar,’ and more… By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | April 22, 2014 … finish reading METRO | Beverly Baker Moore : For Austin’s SouthPop it’s ten colorful years and counting

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FRONT PAGE PODCAST | Thorne Dreyer interviews acclaimed Austin novelist Sarah Bird, author, ‘Above the East China Sea.’

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Nationally-acclaimed novelist Sarah Bird joins us on Rag Radio

Sarah Bird, member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, discusses her powerful and critically-praised new work, ‘Above the East China Sea.’ Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 22, 2014 Our Rag Radio podcast features nationally-acclaimed … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Nationally-acclaimed novelist Sarah Bird joins us on Rag Radio

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METRO | Beverly Baker Moore reports that for Austin’s SouthPop it’s ten colorful years and counting.

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Fighting back against public officials who promote religion

The Greece case is a victory for all Christians who need the government to endorse their religion, who have too much faith in the government and not enough faith in their chosen religion. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Fighting back against public officials who promote religion

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Terry Dyke :
What’s left of liberals

Contrary to the popular American usage, ‘liberal’ is qualitatively different from ‘left.’ It is a centrist position meant to preserve the status quo. By Terry Dyke | The Rag Blog | May 21, 2014 Ever since George Bush the Elder … finish reading Terry Dyke :
What’s left of liberals

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