Tag Archives: Popular Culture

Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Author and teacher Peter Richardson dissects California themes, memes

In his last two books, Richardson offers potent narratives about California in the era of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, Bob Scheer and Warren Hinckle. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | January 20, 2015 ∗ Jonah Raskin is … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Author and teacher Peter Richardson dissects California themes, memes

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METRO | Beverly Baker Moore : For Austin’s SouthPop it’s ten colorful years and counting

The South Austin Popular Culture Center, dedicated to the history of our town’s music culture, celebrates with Wonder Wart-Hog, ‘Peyote Dream,’ ‘Woman with a Blue Guitar,’ and more… By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | April 22, 2014 … finish reading METRO | Beverly Baker Moore : For Austin’s SouthPop it’s ten colorful years and counting

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Dawson Barrett :
Kurt Cobain, King of the Outcast Teens

In recognition of the anniversary of the death of Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, a host of retrospectives will recognize both the raw potency of Cobain’s songwriting and the tragedy of his heroin use and suicide. They will hide that Nirvana … finish reading Dawson Barrett :
Kurt Cobain, King of the Outcast Teens

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Love Goes to Buildings on Fire’

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: New York City, just like I pictured it From the steamy streets of the South Bronx and the future that would become hip-hop to the steamier bathhouses and clubs in lower Manhattan that became … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Love Goes to Buildings on Fire’

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Marilyn Katz : Guns? Don’t Wait for Congress

Image from WorldMeets.US.Or Godot: Guns? Don’t wait for Congress With gun enthusiasts stockpiling weapons in light of impending federal regulations, what is a concerned citizen to do? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | January 21, 2013 With 300 … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Guns? Don’t Wait for Congress

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Ed Felien : Batman and the Culture of Violence

Batman image from Batman: The Amimated Series / Wikimedia Commons.Batman, The Joker, Nazisand the culture of violence in America Plato recognized the subversive value of art. He knew that art didn’t just hold a mirror up to society and reflect … finish reading Ed Felien : Batman and the Culture of Violence

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Papa Had a Brand New Bag

Papa had a brand new bag:James Brown was ‘The One’ By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2012 [The One: The Life and Music of James Brown, by RJ Smith (2012: Gotham); Hardcover; 464 pp.; $27.50l.] When … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Papa Had a Brand New Bag

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BOOKS / Bob Simmons : Two on the American Radio Revolution

Dead Air and Early ’70s Radio:The formatting revolutionin American radioBy Bob Simmons | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2012 Kim Simpson, author of Early ’70s Radio, and Jan Reid, editor of Bill Young’s Dead Air, will be Thorne Dreyer‘s … finish reading BOOKS / Bob Simmons : Two on the American Radio Revolution

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Larry Ray : Donald Trump and the Two-Headed Cow

The Great American Sideshow! Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.The Great American Sideshow:Donald Trump: See the two-headed cow! By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / April 11, 2011 America has always had a fringe element of nuttiness … finish reading Larry Ray : Donald Trump and the Two-Headed Cow

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Gloria Feldt : Gender Disparities and Aniston-O’Reilly Spat

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly attacked Jennifer Aniston for her comments on single parenting. Photos by Sykes, AP; Lovekin / Getty. Image from New York Daily News.Women’s Equality Day:Aniston comments on single parentingGet O’Reilly all riled upBy Gloria Feldt / … finish reading Gloria Feldt : Gender Disparities and Aniston-O’Reilly Spat

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Sorcerer’s Apprentice : Tipping Points and Paradigm Shifts

Conducting the planets:Tipping points and paradigm shifts By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / May 16, 2010 We’ve all become tutored in the past years about “tipping points”: the warming of the ocean releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere, … finish reading Sorcerer’s Apprentice : Tipping Points and Paradigm Shifts

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Al Sandine’s ‘Taming of the American Crowd’

The Cyber Crowd:Reinventing the Crowd for the Age of Cyberspace By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 18, 2010 [The Taming of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees, By Al Sandine. (Monthly Review Press, November … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Al Sandine’s ‘Taming of the American Crowd’

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