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Yearly Archives: 2019

Jonah Raskin :
Hail! Hail! John Sinclair

And Rock ‘n’ Roll… By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | December 17, 2019 Forty-eight years ago, John Lennon, with Yoko at his side, sang the words, “They gave him ten for two, what else could Judge Colombo do?” … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
BOOKS | ‘Odd Birds’

The book is a fictional coming of age story set in San Antonio. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | December 17, 2019 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s November 25, 2019 Rag Radio interview with Severo Perez about his new … Continue reading

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The Rag Blog :
METRO EVENT | TeXchromosome benefit features live performance by women artists

Event: Fundraiser for TeXchromosome What: Live music, Funky Fleamarket, Silent Auction When: Saturday, December 14,1-7 p.m. Where: Peace House Farm Address: 709 Emerald Wood Dr., Austin, TX 78745 Music: (In order) Pauline Reese, Emily Grace Clark, Shelley King, Noelle Hampton, … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
Houston’s historic ‘Space City!’ to get
new life

’60s-’70s underground paper to be digitized, featured in NJP book. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | December 5, 2019 In 1969, Space City News, a newly minted underground newspaper, hit the streets and newsstands of Houston, Texas. The … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
Street fighting man

The night New York City cops beat me bloody. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | December 2, 2019 I know your eyes are glued to the circus in D.C. and the slaughter that’s taking place in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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James Retherford :
POLITICAL CARTOON | MPeach

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Maxine Phillips :
BOOKS | Love in the twilight of capitalism

The story may be set in Finland, but the plot is universal. By Maxine Phillips | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2019 [Me, Mikko, and Annikki, A Community Love Story in a Finnish City, by Tiitu Takalo, translated by … Continue reading

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | ‘I am the chosen one!’

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
A candid portrait of Daniel DeWitt
Thomas, Part 2

The making of the 13th Floor Elevators’ album, ‘Bull of the Woods.’ By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2019 HOUSTON — A third studio album followed the 13th Floor Elevators’ groundbreaking psych classic, Easter Everywhere. … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton :
Tree planting: A diminishing part of the climate solution

This article looks at what is called nature-based carbon dioxide removal. By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | August 20, 2019 While tree planting has long been a substantial nature-based part of the climate pollution challenge, increasingly we are … Continue reading

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Michael Simmons :
Paul Krassner: Nun smooching in America

Krassner chronicled his satirical pranks in his self-published magazine, The Realist. By Michael Simmons | The Rag Blog | August 14, 2019 REMEMBERING PAUL KRASSNER Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s August 9 Rag Radio interview with Michael Simmons, Jonah Raskin, and … Continue reading

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Organizing for reproductive justice :
METRO EVENT | Before Roe & Now: Panel Discussion on August 13

Event: Before Roe & NowWhat: Panel DiscussionWhen: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.Where: IBEW Local 520Address: 4818 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 300, Austin, TX 78741Sponsor: Austin DSA Feminist Action CommitteeAdmission: Free AUSTIN — On Tuesday, August 13, 7-8:30 p.m., … Continue reading

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