Tag Archives: Rag Blog

Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Bill Minutaglio, Alice Embree, James Cole & Nicole Stasek, Harry Targ, Bruce Melton, Roy Casagranda & Glenn Smith, Alex Coke, Spencer Perskin & Shawn Siegel, and Lee Carter

Our guests include the author of a cool new book about Timothy Leary, health justice and climate change activists, a Virginia Democratic Socialist, an acclaimed jazz musician, and classic Austin rockers. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Bill Minutaglio, Alice Embree, James Cole & Nicole Stasek, Harry Targ, Bruce Melton, Roy Casagranda & Glenn Smith, Alex Coke, Spencer Perskin & Shawn Siegel, and Lee Carter

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Alan Waldman :
FILM | Alan Waldman’s 20 favorite movies seen in 2017

Plus his pick of TV shows, American & foreign, best stand-up specials, and, gulp, porn stars! By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 6, 2018 The year 2017 was a pretty good one for movies. Half of the … finish reading Alan Waldman :
FILM | Alan Waldman’s 20 favorite movies seen in 2017

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Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Are those typewriters still smoking?

Jonah interviews John Campbell McMillan, author of ‘Smoking Typewriters,’ the definitive work on the ’60s underground press. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 5, 2018 An associate professor of history at Georgia State University in Atlanta, with … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Are those typewriters still smoking?

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Bruce Melton :
Feedbacks kick in: 2017 is second warmest without El Niño influence

‘Recent observations strongly suggest that climate change may soon push some systems past tipping points, with global implications.’ By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | February 1, 2018 Listen to the podcast of Thorne Dreyer’s January 11, 2018 Rag … finish reading Bruce Melton :
Feedbacks kick in: 2017 is second warmest without El Niño influence

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Lamar W. Hankins :
1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

It both challenged and strengthened my desire to make this a better world, and it caused me to wonder if a better world was even possible. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2018 There was … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

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Philip L. Russell :
2017: Peña Nieto’s swan song

“Mexico’s crisis manifests as violence, but it is rooted in the corruption and weakness of the state.” — Max Fisher, Amanda Taub, and Dalia Martínez, 2018 By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | January 30, 2018 Philip Russell … finish reading Philip L. Russell :
2017: Peña Nieto’s swan song

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Steve Russell :
Calculating our losses: Hugh Masekela, Rosie the Riveter, Ursula K. Le Guin

Some days, everything you need to know from the newspaper is in the obituaries. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2018 Some days, everything you need to know from the newspaper is in the obituaries. So … finish reading Steve Russell :
Calculating our losses: Hugh Masekela, Rosie the Riveter, Ursula K. Le Guin

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Special Correspondent : Rag Blog Editor Dreyer Has Alleged Birthday!

Ridiculous graphic by James Retherford / The Rag Blog. Unprecedented development:Dreyer has another birthday! Rag Blog editor Thorne Dreyer’s alleged ‘birthday’ event to be held Friday, August 2, from 6-9 p.m., at Maria’s Taco Xpress, 2529 S. Lamar Blvd in … finish reading Special Correspondent : Rag Blog Editor Dreyer Has Alleged Birthday!

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Rag Blog : Don’t Forget to Feed Your Head!

Art by Jim Franklin; poster by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.‘Feed Your Head’ on April Fool’s Day:Legendary Austin Bands at Rag Blog Bash Go to the Facebook “Feed Your Head!” event page. “Old Skool” will be in session on … finish reading Rag Blog : Don’t Forget to Feed Your Head!

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Rag Radio : Activist/Journalist Jonah Raskin, Author of ‘Marijuanaland’

Jonah Raskin, photographed at a Rag Blog Happy Hour at Maria’s Taco Xpress in Austin, Texas, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, after appearing on Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer. Photos (above and below) by James Retherford / The Rag Blog.Activist/journalist Jonah … finish reading Rag Radio : Activist/Journalist Jonah Raskin, Author of ‘Marijuanaland’

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Kate Braun : Yule 2010 is Time of Great Energy

Commemorate change with items associated with the Holly King.Celebrating Lord Sun’s rebirth andcapturing the energy of Yule 2010 By Kate Braun / The Rag Blog / December 20, 2010 “Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, fa la la la la, la … finish reading Kate Braun : Yule 2010 is Time of Great Energy

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Harry Targ : The 2010 Elections and the Battle of Ideas

Image from UCAN.Assessing the 2010 elections:Towards building a progressive majority First, we need to communicate the basic proposition that the free marketers’ ideas do not make sense. By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 “Well, the … finish reading Harry Targ : The 2010 Elections and the Battle of Ideas

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