Monthly Archives: June 2015

David P. Hamilton :
Mapping the Middle East mess

The artificial boundaries after the British and French carved up the region are increasingly irrelevant. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | June 29, 2015 “One day during the [Versailles] Peace Conference [ending WWI], Arnold Toynbee, an adviser … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
Mapping the Middle East mess

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Marilyn Katz :
Whose race, and gender, is it anyway?

Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal trigger an important conversation about identity and society. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | June 27, 2015 CHICAGO — Gender and race are not static but socially-created identities that can and should be … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Whose race, and gender, is it anyway?

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | Casting Judith’s ashes into the big river

Josefina gently poured Judith Rosenberg’s ashes from the bag in the carved wooden box from Mexico. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | June 24, 2015 AUSTIN — The muses are, once again, tugging at my sleeve. Kleio, … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | Casting Judith’s ashes into the big river

Posted in Metro | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Kate Braun :
Summer Solstice brings the longest day,
shortest night

Light and dark are opposites that represent the balance we strive for in our daily lives. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2015 Sunday, June 21, 2015, is the Summer Solstice. This is the longest day … finish reading Kate Braun :
Summer Solstice brings the longest day,
shortest night

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beverly Baker Moore :
METRO | Music in the neighborhood:
The John Bush Band

This raucous family band offers a dose of variety and potluck every Sunday in South Austin. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2015 AUSTIN — Patio music is great Austin music, for sure, but it … finish reading Beverly Baker Moore :
METRO | Music in the neighborhood:
The John Bush Band

Posted in Metro | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Hustle’ is Brit series where lovable rascals con greedy, rich bastards

A fine cast, tricky plots, and snappy dialogue make this program a fun, compelling pleasure. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | June 3, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Hustle’ is Brit series where lovable rascals con greedy, rich bastards

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steve Russell :
Use writing talent without losing it

The acid test of good writing is how it sounds when read aloud. When you write like an artist, people would pay to hear your words recited. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | June 2, 2015 This goes … finish reading Steve Russell :
Use writing talent without losing it

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jonah Raskin :
Stormy Weather: A Rag Blog interview with Bryan Burrough, author of ‘Days of Rage’

“The underground is not a place but a way of life. You can be underground most anywhere, from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Hermosa Beach, California.” — Bryan Burrough By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
Stormy Weather: A Rag Blog interview with Bryan Burrough, author of ‘Days of Rage’

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | The heartbreak of children behind bars

The children we have come to know during our regular visits to detention centers have now spent an enormous part of their short lives behind walls. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2015 This is … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | The heartbreak of children behind bars

Posted in Metro | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments