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BOOKS | On leave from imperial war

Plainspoken but eloquent, David Anselme’s ‘On Leave,’ is a novel about war; about the soldiers who fight them and the civilians who send them. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2014 [On Leave: A Novel by … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | On leave from imperial war

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METRO | Tom Zigal’s gripping post-Katrina novel wins state’s top literary award

By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2014 AUSTIN — Austin novelist Thomas Zigal has won the prestigious Jesse Jones award for fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters for his highly-acclaimed novel about post-Katrina New Orleans, … finish reading METRO | Tom Zigal’s gripping post-Katrina novel wins state’s top literary award

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LITERATURE / Ron Jacobs : Crime Fiction and Capitalist Reality

Image from ForumFree. Crime fiction and capitalist reality Noir does not pretend that the society its protagonists operate in is worth saving. It’s just the only one we have. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | June 4, 2013 … finish reading LITERATURE / Ron Jacobs : Crime Fiction and Capitalist Reality

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Wu Ming Does the Middle Ages

Masterful job by writers’ collective:Wu Ming does the Middle Ages The reader is propelled into a tale of spies for and against the Church; of bloody feuds between armies of the Church and peasant rebels; and of communities organized along … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Wu Ming Does the Middle Ages

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BOOKS / Gregg Barrios : Zadie Smith’s ‘NW’ Speaks in the Polygot of the Streets

Zadie Smith’s latest novel, NW,speaks in the polygot of the streets Smith never identifies the color of her characters — well, not unless they are white. By Gregg Barrios / Critical Mass / February 27, 2013 “Tread carefully over the … finish reading BOOKS / Gregg Barrios : Zadie Smith’s ‘NW’ Speaks in the Polygot of the Streets

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BOOKS / Ken Wachsberger : ‘Second Chances’ is Pro-Choice Novel

The pro-choice novel:‘Love Means Second Chances’ By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | May 3, 2012 [Love Means Second Chances by Susan Elizabeth Davis (2011: Bread and Roses Collaborative); Paperback; 256 pp.; $16] Susan Elizabeth Davis has written a … finish reading BOOKS / Ken Wachsberger : ‘Second Chances’ is Pro-Choice Novel

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FICTION / Marc Estrin : The Machine

THE MACHINE By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2011 The government murder of Troy Davis this week — under odd evidential circumstances — has once again thrust capital punishment up for public discussion. As my contribution … finish reading FICTION / Marc Estrin : The Machine

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn

Huck and Jim. Image from Teachers.ash.org.The bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / January 19, 2011 A recent commentary by Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald explained a significant problem with publication of a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn

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Marc Estrin : Music Hath Charms…

Music hath charms tosoothe the stinking breath By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / December 13, 2010 A recent revelation: rehearsing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, I was in the cello section mentally drooling over the carpet of harmonies we … finish reading Marc Estrin : Music Hath Charms…

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Marc Estrin: Don’t Tase Me, Bro…

Killer Klowns. Image from Out of the Grave.Don’t Tase me, bro… By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 18, 2010 Another Taser-related death this past week, this time, not of an ancient great-grandmother in a wheelchair, but of … finish reading Marc Estrin: Don’t Tase Me, Bro…

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Marc Estrin : Unholy Ground

UNHOLY GROUND By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 11, 2010 Here it is 9/11 again, and the world is all caught up in a debate on whether our “attackers” are being “insensitive” in demanding a presence at … finish reading Marc Estrin : Unholy Ground

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Marc Estrin : What’s a Jew to Do?

Photo from the USHMM / National Archives / About.com.What’s a Jew to do (with you)… By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 4, 2010 …you, in this case, being the arch-conservative Catholic composer, Anton Bruckner, next to Wagner, … finish reading Marc Estrin : What’s a Jew to Do?

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