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Susan Van Haitsma : Biking for Life

Susan’s dad, on his trusty steed. Photo from Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog.Biking for life:How cool is my dad? By Susan Van Haitsma / The Rag Blog / May 21, 2010 It’s National Bike Month, and I’m thinking … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma : Biking for Life

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Citizen-Journalist Bill Moyers : Salute to a Colleague

Bill Moyers. Image from Cincinnati.comFinal entry:Closing the book on Bill Moyers’ Journal By Danny Schechter / April 30, 2010 I salute our colleague, our friend, our mentor and role model, Bill Moyers, who airs his last Journal program tonight on … finish reading Citizen-Journalist Bill Moyers : Salute to a Colleague

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People’s Historian : The Singular Legacy of Howard Zinn

Historian and activist Howard Zinn, 1922-2010.How the great Howard ZinnMade all our lives better No American historian has had a more lasting positive impact on our understanding of the true nature of our country… By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag … finish reading People’s Historian : The Singular Legacy of Howard Zinn

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Songbird Kate McGarrigle : Heart Like a Wheel

Kate McGarrigle. Photo from BeatCrave courtesy McGarrigles.comKate McGarrigle:The fading art of singing together “Some say the heart is just like a wheel, once you bend it, you just can’t mend it…” By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Songbird Kate McGarrigle : Heart Like a Wheel

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Willie Mitchell and Mary Daly : Partners in Demise

Above, Willie Mitchell with his axe and, below, Mary Daly with hers (a labrys, a traditional symbol of the Goddess).Intertwined obit:Soul man and radical feminist leave the stage By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2010 … finish reading Willie Mitchell and Mary Daly : Partners in Demise

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South Africa’s Dennis Brutus : A Poet for Human Rights

Dennis Brutus. Photos by Victor Dlamini / Flickr.He will be remembered for his art and for his life:Liberation poet Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / January 2, 2010 See ‘The Poetic Justice of Dennis … finish reading South Africa’s Dennis Brutus : A Poet for Human Rights

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Lester ‘Red’ Rodney : The Sportswriter Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Line

Sportswriter Lester “Red” Rodney, September 2007. Photograph by Byron LaGoy / Wikipedia Commons.More than a sportswriter: Lester ‘Red’ Rodney: 1911-2009By Dave Zirin / December 24, 2009 It didn’t make SportsCenter, but one of history’s most influential sportswriters died this week … finish reading Lester ‘Red’ Rodney : The Sportswriter Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Line

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RIP Bobby Keane : The Rise and Fall of a Music Man

Ritchie Valens, left, and Bob Keane, then president of Del-Fi Records, on TV show in Los Angeles, 1958. Photo from Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images.Musician and music biz progidy:The ill-starred life of Bobby Keane By Carl R. Hultberg / … finish reading RIP Bobby Keane : The Rise and Fall of a Music Man

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R.I.P. Bill Narum : Legendary Artist of the Texas Counterculture

Below, cover of Space City!, June 1, 1971. Illustration and design by Bill Narum. Bill Narum was a dear friend of The Rag Blog and my personal friend and colleague for more than four decades. He was art director at … finish reading R.I.P. Bill Narum : Legendary Artist of the Texas Counterculture

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Claude Lévi-Strauss : ‘La Pensée Sauvage’

Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss: dead at 100.Anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss:Making sense of la pensée sauvage By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / November 4, 2009 In French sauvage means wild, not necessarily savage. In our language savage means aggressive, a … finish reading Claude Lévi-Strauss : ‘La Pensée Sauvage’

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Photographer Roy DeCarava : ‘The Sound I Saw’

Photographer Roy DeCarava. Photo by triggahappy76 / Flickr.Roy DeCarava : 1919-2009 Photographer Roy DeCarava, who died Oct. 27 at age 89, dedicated his 60-year career to capturing images of African Americans. His subjects ranged from daily life in his hometown … finish reading Photographer Roy DeCarava : ‘The Sound I Saw’

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Mariann G. Wizard : Danger Found Code Blue

Cody Ryan Patterson on graduation day from basic training. Family photo.Army Spec. Cody Ryan Patterson:Danger found him in his own home He was a proud, happy soldier of the Imperium when he died, had never been under hostile fire nor … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard : Danger Found Code Blue

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