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Alan Waldman: ‘Doc Martin’ is Quirky Brit Comedy-Drama That’s Popular Worldwide

Waldman’s film and TVtreasures you may have missed: Martin Clunes, terrific as a crabby, small-town doc who’s afraid of blood, is supported by a wonderful cast playing loony locals. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | July 9, 2013 … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Prof Jay D. Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin

Central Florida Prof. Jay D. Jurie, left, and Gary Bledsoe, president, Texas NAACP. Rag Radio podcast:The Rag Blog‘s Jay D. Jurie andAustin attorney Gary Bledsoeon the legacy of Trayvon Martin They discuss the trial, racial profiling, the ‘stand your ground’ … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden : Trayvon Martin and the Super-Predator Myth

Photo by Joshua Trujillo / AP Images / SeattlePI.com The super-predator myth: Trayvon died for our sins The evidence of a violently divided America can be understood in the failure of the criminal justice system, where rationality and objectivity are … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Anne Lewis’ Documentary About Anne Braden Is ‘Gem of a Film’

Filmmaker Anne Lewis on Rag Radio in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, February 22, 2012. Photo by William Michael Hanks / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio Podcast:Documentary filmmaker Anne Lewis,co-director of Anne Braden: Southern Patriot By Rag … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : ‘Smoke Signals’ from Martin Lee

A psychoactive political journey:Smoke Signals from marijuana maven Martin Lee By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | August 8, 2012 [Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific, by Martin A. Lee (2012: Scribner); Hardcover; … Continue reading

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Robert Jensen : Toni Tipton-Martin and the Politics of the Kitchen

The many faces of Aunt Jemima. Image from The Jemima Code.The Jemima Code:Toni Tipton-Martin explores thepolitics of the kitchen, past and present By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 5, 2011 AUSTIN — In the cafeteria-turned-classroom at UT … Continue reading

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Ken Martin : ‘The Austin Bulldog’: Growling at the Powers That Be

Logo from The Austin Bulldog. Graphic by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Journalism making a difference:The Austin Bulldog‘s investigativereporting shakes up City HallBy Ken Martin / The Rag Blog / May 12, 2011 AUSTIN — Even if you’ve never heard … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Doug Ireland : Martin Duberman’s Dual Bio of Deming and McReynolds

A Saving Remnant:Two lives of courage and commitment Barbara Deming and David McReynolds were ‘out’ pioneers of the left. By Doug Ireland / The Rag Blog / March 9, 2011 [A SAVING REMNANT: The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and … Continue reading

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Tony Platt : My Friend Betita Martinez

Betita Martinez. Photo from SF Gate.‘The heart just insists’:My friend Betita Martinez As the daughter of a dark-skinned immigrant from Mexico City and a blue-eyed North American, she felt racism in the air, ‘but I did not have words for … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama : Why We Can’t Wait

Martin Luther King, Jr., June 8, 1964. Photo by Walter Albertin / World Telegraph and Sun / Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons. Elections do not deliver social change:Reading Dr. King in the Age of Obama By Billy Wharton / … Continue reading

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UT’s InCite : Documenting a Diverse Community

Patience and attention to detail go into producing a fine quilt. See story about Austin’s Blackland Quilting Group, below. Photo by Priscilla Villarreal / InCite.InCite into Austin:Online publication kicks UT journalism up a notch By James Retherford / The Rag … Continue reading

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Bad Boy Mark Sanford, and the Freedom Fighters from Martin Jr. High

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, no longer MIA, fesses up. Photo by Mary Ann Chastain / AP.Modern-day Freedom Fighters On June 4, the state Supreme Court ruled 5-0 against Gov. Sanford, finding that he must apply for the $700 million … Continue reading

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