Tag Archives: Austin

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

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Josh Harkinson : The Making of Michael Dell

Illustrations by Jason Schneider / Mother Jones.Michael Dell:The making of an American oligarch How a homegrown geek outsourced, downsized, and tax-breaked his way to the top. By Josh Harkinson / Mother Jones / April 20, 2011 Before he became the … finish reading Josh Harkinson : The Making of Michael Dell

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Joe Nick Patoski : Austin’s Historic SoCo Is Just Plain Different

The historically ‘untramodern’ Austin Motel on South Congress. Image from Hoketronics.‘It’s Just Different Here’:The bustling life of Austin’s SoCo By Joe Nick Patoski / The Rag Blog / March 16, 2011 Noted Texas journalist, author, and rock historian Joe Nick … finish reading Joe Nick Patoski : Austin’s Historic SoCo Is Just Plain Different

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James Retherford : Austin Street Band Festival: Marching for the Cause

The Honk!TX parade heads east down 2nd Street. Photo by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Marching for the cause:Austin’s first community street band festival By James Retherford / The Rag Blog / March 16, 2011 The streets belong to the … finish reading James Retherford : Austin Street Band Festival: Marching for the Cause

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Alice Embree : Texas Actions Mark 100 Years of Celebrating Women

More than 1,000 marched in San Antonio March 5, 2011, to observe International Women’s Day. Photos by Susan Van Haitsma (top) and Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.International Women’s Day:100 years of celebrating women By Alice Embree / The Rag … finish reading Alice Embree : Texas Actions Mark 100 Years of Celebrating Women

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Susan Van Haitsma : Austin’s ‘Day of the Fallen’

Remembering fallen construction workers in Austin. Photo by Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog.‘Day of the Fallen’:Honoring construction workers killed on the job By Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2011 See more photos below. … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma : Austin’s ‘Day of the Fallen’

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Alice Embree : Spirited Pro-Choice and Pro-Union Rallies in Austin

Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators marched down Congress Ave. in Austin Saturday, Feb. 26 (above), and then joined with supporters of Wisconsin workers for an enthusiastic rally on the steps of the Texas state Capitol. Photos by Terry DuBose / The … finish reading Alice Embree : Spirited Pro-Choice and Pro-Union Rallies in Austin

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | John McMillian’s ‘Smoking Typewriters’

The curious case of the 1960s underground press. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 21, 2011 John McMillian, author of Smoking Typewriters, will appear at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | John McMillian’s ‘Smoking Typewriters’

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David P. Hamilton : The 1969 Chuck Wagon Riot

Police riot at the Chuck Wagon on the University of Texas campus in Austin in November 1969. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.1969 in Austin:The famous Chuck Wagon police riot By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog … finish reading David P. Hamilton : The 1969 Chuck Wagon Riot

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Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

Wasp III drone — the kind used by Texas DPS in 2009 Austin police operation. Grab from KVUE.com / Austin.Drones over Austin:Law enforcement use of aerial dronesraises issues of privacy, civil liberties By Peter Finn / CommonDreams / January 24, … finish reading Peter Finn : Drone Used in Austin Raises Privacy Issues

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Patricia Vonne Headlines Rag Blog Benefit Sunday at Jovita’s in Austin

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Please join us this Sunday at Jovita’s Please join us Sunday, January 23, from 6:30-10 p.m., at Jovita’s, 1619 South First Street in Austin, for the Rag Blog Benefit featuring Latina rocker Patricia Vonne and … finish reading Patricia Vonne Headlines Rag Blog Benefit Sunday at Jovita’s in Austin

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Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part I

Mourning for activist, poet, and political prisoner Marilyn Buck, shown at three stages of her life.The blue afterwards:Mourning for Marilyn By Felix Shafer / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2011 First of three parts [On December 13, Marilyn Buck, … finish reading Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part I

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