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Thorne Dreyer : Houston Was an Unlikely ’60s Hotbed

The staff of Space City!, Houston’s late ’60s-early ’70s underground newspaper. Cover photo — from the paper’s June 8, 1971, issue — by Jerry Sebesta. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Boys From Houston:Bayou city was unlikely ’60s hotbed Houston may not … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : Houston Was an Unlikely ’60s Hotbed

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Allison Meier : Radical Archive Exhibits ‘Rebel Newsprint’ from the Sixties

Image from “Rebel Newsprint: The Underground Press” at Interference Archive. Photo by Allison Meier / Hyperallergic. One radical archive offers ahands-on approach to activist art The indie counterculture newspapers of the 1960s multiplied to over 500 around the country, with … finish reading Allison Meier : Radical Archive Exhibits ‘Rebel Newsprint’ from the Sixties

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Tom Miller : Stoney Burns Was Dallas’ Underground Iconoclast

Remembering Stoney Burns:Dallas’ underground iconoclast He lived up to his image: longish brillo hair, loads of dope, young cuties by his side, and a great appetite for outrage and graphic explosion. By Tom Miller / The Rag Blog / May … finish reading Tom Miller : Stoney Burns Was Dallas’ Underground Iconoclast

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Wachsberger’s ‘Insider Histories’ of the 60’s Underground Press

Keeping the Sixties alive:Ken Wachsberger’s ‘Insider Histories‘ arepassionate essays about the underground press By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / May 3, 2011 [Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press, Part I, edited by Ken Wachsberger; (Michigan State … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Wachsberger’s ‘Insider Histories’ of the 60’s Underground Press

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | John McMillian’s ‘Smoking Typewriters’

The curious case of the 1960s underground press. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | February 21, 2011 John McMillian, author of Smoking Typewriters, will appear at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25, … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | John McMillian’s ‘Smoking Typewriters’

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Houston Alternative Media : Telling It Like It Was

Underground in H-Town. Art by Shelby Hohl / Museum of Printing History.Underground [history] in H-Town:Veteran journalists compare notesOn counterculture and alt media By Raj Mankad / May 24, 2010 [Raj Mankad is the editor of Cite magazine, the “architecture and … finish reading Houston Alternative Media : Telling It Like It Was

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Underground in H-Town : A Rich History of Alternative Media

Museum of Printing History: Saluting Houston’s alternative media. By shane patrick boyle | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2010 HOUSTON — Houston has a problem, a memory problem. This is particularly true when it comes to the history of … finish reading Underground in H-Town : A Rich History of Alternative Media

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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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James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Paranoia and Persecution

Part VIWho Watches the Watchman? COINTELPRO and the Federal Government’sClandestine Attack on the U.S. Constitution Paranoia strikes deep / into your life it will creepit starts when you’re always afraidstep out of line and they’ll comeand take you away… — … finish reading James Retherford : Who Watches the Watchman? Paranoia and Persecution

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Zine Fest : When Houston is Cool

Zines on parade at Zine Fest Houston, May 16, 2009. Photo by Rob Block / Houston Independent Media.Zine Fest Houston 2009 The fest showcased dozens of writers, artists, publishers and distros who presented a wide variety of independent publications with … finish reading Zine Fest : When Houston is Cool

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Thorne Dreyer :
The KKK in the news today… and back in Sixties Houston.

The Klan recruiting in the Panhandle; Klan cop in Florida; a Klansman says ‘I’m sorry.’ (Oh… and how they shot us up in the Sixties!) By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February 9, 2009 As if things weren’t … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
The KKK in the news today… and back in Sixties Houston.

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Retro to August 13, 1989

Thanks to Thorne Dreyer who had this hidden somewhere in his closet. It was first published in the Texas Magazine of the Houston Chronicle, August 13, 1989. Houston’s ’60s night scene: Joplin sang here for $20 a nightBy CLAUDIA FELDMAN, … finish reading Retro to August 13, 1989

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