Author Archives: Thorne Dreyer

James Retherford :
Dr. Dada’s outlook takes a dark turn

America doesn’t need more test kits, it needs four more years… By James Retherford | The Rag Blog | May 8, 2018 The pandemic lockdown has unlocked my alter-ego, Dr. Dada. Free to roam the murky corners of his imagination, … finish reading James Retherford :
Dr. Dada’s outlook takes a dark turn

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Fresh meat

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Allen Young :
FILM | ‘Planet of the Humans’

This documentary film delivers powerful negative vibes. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | May 6, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — Two old adages are perfect for analyzing the controversial new environmental documentary film, Planet of the Humans. One saying … finish reading Allen Young :
FILM | ‘Planet of the Humans’

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Deborah’s deflection

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Luis G. Guerra :
STORY | Ceremony at San Pedro Springs

By Luis G. Guerra | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2020 These last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of the world. Our pandemic plight today reminded me of a story I wrote and narrated … finish reading Luis G. Guerra :
STORY | Ceremony at San Pedro Springs

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Alice Embree :
FILM |’Parasite’ vs. ‘Schitt’s Creek’

Two takes on class-based cluelessness. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 21, 2020 I have been able to see Parasite again on the small screen in Corona-induced isolation. The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and … finish reading Alice Embree :
FILM |’Parasite’ vs. ‘Schitt’s Creek’

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Alice Embree :
Injunction allows voting by mail in Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton set to fight it in court. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 20, 2020 AUSTIN (Breaking News) — Texans should apply for their mail-in ballots ASAP. An injunction went into effect April 20, … finish reading Alice Embree :
Injunction allows voting by mail in Texas

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Bruce Melton :
COVID-19: The tale of two graphs

Careful what you see and believe. By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | April 20, 2020 In my work as a professional engineer, as an environmental researcher, and now as the director of the oldest independent climate science education … finish reading Bruce Melton :
COVID-19: The tale of two graphs

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Anne Lewis :
PHOTO ESSAY | Playing cards with the devil

They are gathered. The sermon begins. By Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | April 19, 2020 AUSTIN — This story is a compromise between common sense and documentary instinct. Every photograph is socially distanced. The quotes come, in part, … finish reading Anne Lewis :
PHOTO ESSAY | Playing cards with the devil

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Joshua Brown :
POLITICAL CARTOON | Not a problem

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James Retherford :
POLITICAL CARTOON | No worming out of this one

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Austin area transportation planning update

Now is a good time to pause and reflect. I-35 in downtown Austin. Photo by Todd Morris / Flickr / Creative Commons. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | April 16, 2020 AUSTIN — The federally-required CAMPO planning process … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Austin area transportation planning update

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