Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | Alice Walker’s ‘Gathering Blossoms Under Fire’:
Journals as autobiography

The book reads like a peremptory strike meant to deter future biographers. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | January 13, 2022 Before the advent of Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and the most recent generation of Black writers, … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
FILM | ‘Don’t Look Up’: Apocalypse, again

‘Don’t Look Up’ is apocalyptic science fiction, but it’s also biting satire. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | January 6, 2022 I had heard about Don’t Look Up (Netflix, 2 h 18 m) the new apocalyptic science fiction … Continue reading

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Larry Piltz :
VERSE | The Christmas Keys, a True Carol in Limericks

The Christmas Keys, a True Carol in Limericks On Christmas Eve I lost my keys then dreamt of a very high bridge that spans a river fast and wide that flows below a ridge and on that ridge a town … Continue reading

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Patricia Vaccarino :
BOOK REVIEW | Nick Licata: ‘Student Power, Democracy and Revolution in the Sixties’

In Licata’s book, social unrest percolated on multiple levels. By Patricia Vaccarino | The Rag Blog | December 19, 2021 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s Rag Radio interview with Nick Licata, Friday, Dec. 24, 2-3 p.m. (CST) on KOOP-91.7 FM in … Continue reading

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Robert C. Cottrell :
POLITICAL VIOLENCE | The politics of assassination: An initial thought

Throughout the early postwar era and emphatically during the 1960s, the politics of assassination came into play. By Robert C. Cottrell | The Rag Blog | December 18, 2021 I’m writing this on the morning of December 4, 2021, the … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
DOCUMENTARY FILM | The widowmaker: Betty and Kenneth Rodgers’
doc, ‘I Married the War’

That’s what war does: demonizes the Other. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | December 2, 2021 Almost all women whose husbands go to war inevitably become widows. Even those with husbands who come home from war alive. They … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOK REVIEW | ‘Exploring Space City!’: A dazzling
authoritative book

The volume is a labor of love that honors Houston’s historicunderground newspaper. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 21, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO — Comedian Robin Williams would say, famously, “If you remember the 1960s you really weren’t … Continue reading

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THORNE DREYER :
BOOKS | Exploring Space City! is on the way!

“This lovingly crafted compilation captures the spirit of the New Left and the counterculture.” — Historian Robert Cottrell By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 18, 2021 Our much-awaited book, Exploring Space City!: Houston’s Historic Underground Newspaper — … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
EDUCATION | Rethinking the university in an age of
educational crisis

Looking back and moving forward. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 11, 2021 Harry Targ will join Thorne Dreyer to discuss issues raised in this article on Rag Radio, Friday, November 12, 2-3 p.m. (CT) on KOOP … Continue reading

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Philip L. Russell :
AMLO at midterm

Mexico’s president receives mixed grades. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2021 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s Rag Radio interview with Philip Russell about the issues discussed in this article, Friday, Oct. 28, 2021, 2-3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
IN MEMORIAM | Recent passages: JoAnn Mulert, Pat Cramer,
Gregg Barrios, and Steve Russell

Sometimes they happen in quick succession. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 30, 2021 Sometimes the passages happen in such quick succession. This has been a summer of such passages with four friends and colleagues who were … Continue reading

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JOSHUA BROWN :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Deep in the heart…

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POLITICAL CARTOON | Deep in the heart…