Tag Archives: Deaths

James McEnteer :
Vultures over Havana

Fidel Castro and the Castration of U.S. Latin American policy. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | November 28, 2016 When Fidel Castro died in his sleep at 90 on November 25 in Havana, American news consumers might have … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ray Reece :
Remembering Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda

Tom was not only a world-class leader in the movement but also a beloved brother in struggle. By Ray Reece | The Rag Blog | November 2, 2016 REMEMBERING TOM HAYDEN Peace activist and spiritual leader Rabbi Arthur Waskow and … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

He redefined what it meant to be tough and collectivized the very idea of courage. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2016 The reverberations. Not the rumbles, the reverberations. The death of Muhammad Ali will undoubtedly … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Simons :
The passing of Scalia: A requiem for Caesar

There is no escaping the fact that Justice Scalia did more to harm this country than any other Supreme Court judge in history. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | February 16, 2016 “The evil that men do lives … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Mariann G. Wizard :
METRO | To serve the people: El Franco Lee, 1950-2016

Harris County Commissioner Lee was arguably the most powerful Black person in Texas politics. By Mariann G. Wizard | Special to The Rag Blog and NOKOA News | January 25, 2016 HOUSTON — Introducing a 2004 Houston Chronicle interview with … Continue reading

Posted in Metro, RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | Casting Judith’s ashes into the big river

Josefina gently poured Judith Rosenberg’s ashes from the bag in the carved wooden box from Mexico. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | June 24, 2015 AUSTIN — The muses are, once again, tugging at my sleeve. Kleio, … Continue reading

Posted in Metro, RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

John Clay, whose unique musical vision reflected a vicious honesty tempered only by his darkly innocent sense of humor, is dead at 74. By Dan and Christy Foster | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2015 AUSTIN — Austin lost its most … Continue reading

Posted in Metro, RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Bobby Bridger :
My relationship with Rod Kennedy in four acts

Kerrville was a great vision that all of us involved in Texas music shared, but — ironically — one that only someone of Rod’s unique talents as an impresario could actualize. By Bobby Bridger | The Rag Blog | April … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Alan Waldman :
All hail (Sid) Caesar!

Remembering the late, great Sid Caesar, who didn’t laugh at my jokes… By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 The wonderful Sid Caesar just died at age 92. What a tremendous talent! From 1951 through 1958 … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

Asked by HUAC if he had sung for Communists, Pete replied: ‘I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody.’ By Steve Russell … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lamar W. Hankins :
Pete Seeger: A life that enriched ‘you and me’

The world has been diminished by his passing, just as it was enriched by his life. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 Several weeks ago, I began writing a column I intended to publish … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Harvey Wasserman :
Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

So long, Pete & Toshi. It’s been amazingly great to know you. By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [Also see Rag Blog remembrances of Pete Seeger by Steve Russell, Lamar Hankins, and Harry Targ.] Toshi … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments