Tag Archives: Underground Press

James Retherford :
Born 50 years ago, ‘The Spectator’ was a bright light in Klan-infested southern Indiana

This controversial alt-underground weekly explored the fertile meeting ground of art and activism. By James Retherford | The Rag Blog | February 11, 2016 This is the story of an extraordinary little southern Indiana newspaper which captured journalistic respect and … finish reading James Retherford :
Born 50 years ago, ‘The Spectator’ was a bright light in Klan-infested southern Indiana

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Steve Russell :
METRO | Do the right thing, and be proud of your mistakes

I cherish my time at The Texan but don’t ask me to choose it over my time at The Rag. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2016 AUSTIN — The Rag started in 1966 in reaction … finish reading Steve Russell :
METRO | Do the right thing, and be proud of your mistakes

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Ken Wachsberger :
Ken Light’s photographic journey through
the chaos and the calm

In ‘What’s Going On? 1969-1974,’ Light captures the marches, the rallies, the protests, the guerrilla theatre performances, and the police riots. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | January 18, 2016 Ken Light disscussed his experiences as a social … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Ken Light’s photographic journey through
the chaos and the calm

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Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part II: The Fifth Estate

The paper, which quickly became Detroit’s cutting-edge news source, is the longest-running underground newspaper from the Vietnam era. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | December 8, 2015 [This is the second of a three-part series written for The … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part II: The Fifth Estate

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Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part I: The ‘Barb’ reunion

That independent, noncorporate, grassroots outburst of countercultural participatory journalism is finally beginning to generate modern-day notice. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2015 [This is the first of a three-part series written for The Rag Blog … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part I: The ‘Barb’ reunion

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Ken Wachsberger :
Joe Grant: Happy birthday and goodbye, friend

Joe Grant, the publisher of ‘Prisoners Digest International,’ was one of the unsung legends of the underground press. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2015 It’s always jarring to receive Facebook birthday reminders for friends who … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Joe Grant: Happy birthday and goodbye, friend

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Alice Embree :
METRO EVENT | Documentary film about ‘The Rag,’ Austin’s pioneering underground newspaper, to screen in September

The showing will be followed by an open meeting to start planning a 2016 Rag reunion and celebration. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | August 17, 2015 Event: “The Rag: Austin Underground Press 1966-1977” What: Film showing and … finish reading Alice Embree :
METRO EVENT | Documentary film about ‘The Rag,’ Austin’s pioneering underground newspaper, to screen in September

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCAST | Heart attack survivor Jeff Shero Nightbyrd on how not to have one!

Jeff, who had triple bypass surgery, talks about heart health, holistic health, and our health care system. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 12, 2015 Jeff Shero Nightbyrd, who was a major figure in the ’60s … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCAST | Heart attack survivor Jeff Shero Nightbyrd on how not to have one!

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Michael James :
Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

I was in a phase of life when I was trying to integrate radical politics, spirituality, and personal growth and development. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | November 11, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Cesar Chavez biographer Miriam Pawel with poet-critic Gregg Barrios

Gregg Barrios, a veteran of the original Rag, moderated a conversation with author Miriam Pawel at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. Interview by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2014 Our guests featured on this Rag Radio podcast … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Cesar Chavez biographer Miriam Pawel with poet-critic Gregg Barrios

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Ken Wachsberger :
My friend Davey Brinn

The first time I remember his face it had a smile directed toward me and I smiled back. From then on, when we saw each other we smiled. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2014 My … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
My friend Davey Brinn

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Robert Sharlet :
Jim Retherford, the ‘Man in a Red Devil Suit’

Jim has been a fearless New Left editor, a political performance artist, part of a guerrilla theater troupe, and has worked with some of the legendary figures of the ’60s. By Robert Sharlet | The Rag Blog | February 19, … finish reading Robert Sharlet :
Jim Retherford, the ‘Man in a Red Devil Suit’

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