Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bob Simmons :
FILM | Scarlett Johansson gets ‘Under the Skin’ (Ouch!)

What a muddled mess this movie is. It gives you the same feeling you might get while watching a drunk trying to cross an icy street. By Bob Simmons | The Rag Blog | May 14, 2014 I’m not sure … finish reading Bob Simmons :
FILM | Scarlett Johansson gets ‘Under the Skin’ (Ouch!)

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METRO | Melanie Scruggs : Houston’s regressive trash burning proposal

The global Zero Waste movement is actively opposing Houston’s proposed ‘One Bin for All.’ By Melanie Scruggs | The Rag Blog | May 14, 2014 HOUSTON — The environmental community in Texas has organically cultivated an unofficial division of labor … finish reading METRO | Melanie Scruggs : Houston’s regressive trash burning proposal

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METRO | Melanie Scruggs reports that Houston environmentalists are trashing a regressive ‘One Bin for All’ plan.

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Gordon Young’s ‘Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City’

‘Teardown’ has the kind of heart that once made Flint, Michigan, a center of trade union and labor activism. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | May 13, 2014 [Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City by Gordon Young (June … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Gordon Young’s ‘Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City’

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Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 24, January-February 11, 2011

In early February 2011, massive street protests opposed Mubarak and called for democratization and economic justice. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | May 12, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” … finish reading Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 24, January-February 11, 2011

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Jean Trounstine :
Mother’s Day in prison

Many wonderful articles appeared about mothers in prison as we celebrated this Mother’s Day. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2014 Nancy Mullane, on the blog she co-founded, The Life of the Law, interviewed Veronica Martinez … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Mother’s Day in prison

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Alan Waldman :
‘Hamish Macbeth’ is a very charming small-town Scottish comedy starring the incomparable Robert Carlyle

Suspense, comedy, drama, and delightful locations mix in this Caledonian TV gem. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2014 [In his weekly column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV series that readers … finish reading Alan Waldman :
‘Hamish Macbeth’ is a very charming small-town Scottish comedy starring the incomparable Robert Carlyle

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James McEnteer :
The devil went down to Georgia

After Georgia’s new gun law, euphemistically called the ‘Safe Carry Protection Act,’ takes effect July 1, all bets are off. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | May 7, 2014 “Some say the world will end in fire, some … finish reading James McEnteer :
The devil went down to Georgia

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Alan Pogue and William Michael Hanks :
VIDEO | Dan Rather and Robin Rather in lively, far-ranging, and funny Rag Radio interview

Video captures the legendary newsman and the pioneering Austin environmentalist in their first father-daughter interview. Video by Alan Pogue and William Michael Hanks. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 7, 2014 Alan Pogue and Mike Hanks have … finish reading Alan Pogue and William Michael Hanks :
VIDEO | Dan Rather and Robin Rather in lively, far-ranging, and funny Rag Radio interview

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David McReynolds :
On becoming a living fossil

David may have been ahead of his time, but he was late to pick up Muriel Lester. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | May 7, 2014 NEW YORK — This past Friday I went up to a Unitarian … finish reading David McReynolds :
On becoming a living fossil

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Robert Jensen :
Rape, rape culture, and the problem of patriarchy

I don’t believe feminists are unfair or crazy. In fact, I believe the only sensible way to understand these issues is through a feminist critique of patriarchy. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | May 5, 2014 By the … finish reading Robert Jensen :
Rape, rape culture, and the problem of patriarchy

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Gregg Barrios, Bruce Dancis, and Betsy Leondar-Wright on Rag Radio

A noted poet-playwright and critic, a Vietnam draft resister and pop culture journalist, and an economic justice advocate join us in three lively podcasts. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 5, 2014 Gregg Barrios, the noted … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Gregg Barrios, Bruce Dancis, and Betsy Leondar-Wright on Rag Radio

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