Monthly Archives: March 2015

Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Vicious’ is hilarious British sitcom starring two of world’s greatest actors

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi play two aging gay men who have roomed together and humorously sniped at each other for 48 years. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2015 [In his Rag Blog … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Vicious’ is hilarious British sitcom starring two of world’s greatest actors

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Harry Targ :
The cost-cutting approach to higher education

Though some reform ideas have merit, the real problem is lack of funding from the government. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels testified March 17, 2015, … finish reading Harry Targ :
The cost-cutting approach to higher education

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Remembering Oscar Romero with a ‘Day of Action’

Demonstrators mark the anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s assassination with calls for an end to refugee detention. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 AUSTIN — On March 24, the anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s assassination in … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO | Remembering Oscar Romero with a ‘Day of Action’

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Shepherd Bliss :
Glass half full? Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’

Overexpansion of vineyards in California’s Sonoma County threatens the environment and rural residents’ quality of life. By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 SEBASTOPOL, California — Sonoma County’s premium wine industry in the San Francisco North … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Glass half full? Sour Grapes in ‘Wine Country’

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Hall of Fame singer Maryann Price; Ellen Sweets, author of ‘Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins’

Maryann Price sang with Dan Hicks, The Kinks, and Asleep at the Wheel; Ellen Sweets is a prize-winning journalist recently returned from Cuba. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2015 Recent guests on Rag Radio … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Hall of Fame singer Maryann Price; Ellen Sweets, author of ‘Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins’

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Town Meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders in Austin on March 31

Event: Town Meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Friends of Bernie Sanders Where: IBEW Local Union 520 Address: 4818 E. Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78760 Price: $25 suggested contribution; no one … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | Town Meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders in Austin on March 31

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | ‘Bringing It Home: A Night With Hemp,’ at the Alamo South Lamar

Event: Bringing It Home: A Night with Hemp When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Presented by: The Texas Hemp Industries Association Featuring: Screening of documentary film, Bringing It Home Where: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Address: 1000 South Lamar Blvd., … finish reading The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | ‘Bringing It Home: A Night With Hemp,’ at the Alamo South Lamar

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Alyce Guynn :
VERSE | One White Crow

By Alyce Guynn | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2015 In a snow storm of silence, quiet wraps itself around her a smothering blanket taming ghostly shadows that claim the night So as not to drown in the chill … finish reading Alyce Guynn :
VERSE | One White Crow

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Dick J. Reavis :
Former civil rights activist and political street vendor Charlie Saulsberry is dead at 70

Charlie, who was well-known around the UT campus in late-’60s Austin, ‘was a lefty, but always a heretic.’ By Dick J. Reavis | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2015 Charlie Saulsberry, 70, a familiar figure on the UT-Austin campus … finish reading Dick J. Reavis :
Former civil rights activist and political street vendor Charlie Saulsberry is dead at 70

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Lamar W. Hankins :
FILM | Oscar-winning ‘Citizenfour’ documents one citizen’s sacrifice for our liberty

Laura Pointras tells Snowden’s story in an engaging account that is both enlightening and unsettling. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2015 Citizen Four is the name used by 29-year-old Edward Joseph Snowden when he … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
FILM | Oscar-winning ‘Citizenfour’ documents one citizen’s sacrifice for our liberty

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Beverly Baker Moore :
METRO | Special Olympics, still alive and well… and in Austin!

The athletes came with an abundance of the original spirit of the Special Olympics movement: inclusion, courage, and fair play. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | March 18, 2015 AUSTIN — Last month, as they do every … finish reading Beverly Baker Moore :
METRO | Special Olympics, still alive and well… and in Austin!

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Kate Braun :
On Friday, March 20, we celebrate the
Vernal Equinox

Day and night hours are equal and the focus is all about recognizing the various balances in your life. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2015 Friday, March 20, 2015, is the Vernal Equinox. Day and … finish reading Kate Braun :
On Friday, March 20, we celebrate the
Vernal Equinox

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