Tag Archives: Sixties

JAMES RETHERFORD: BOOKS | Judy Gumbo’s ‘Yippie Girl’

Combating authoritarian repression with absurdist political theatre. By James Retherford | The Rag Blog |April 29, 2022 Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s interview with ‘Yippie Girl’ Judy Gumbo on Rag Radio, here. As Kris Kristofferson sorta said, “[S]he’s a walkin’ contradiction, … Continue reading

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Patricia Vaccarino :
BOOK REVIEW | Nick Licata: ‘Student Power, Democracy and Revolution in the Sixties’

In Licata’s book, social unrest percolated on multiple levels. By Patricia Vaccarino | The Rag Blog | December 19, 2021 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s Rag Radio interview with Nick Licata, Friday, Dec. 24, 2-3 p.m. (CST) on KOOP-91.7 FM in … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOK REVIEW | ‘Exploring Space City!’: A dazzling
authoritative book

The volume is a labor of love that honors Houston’s historicunderground newspaper. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | November 21, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO — Comedian Robin Williams would say, famously, “If you remember the 1960s you really weren’t … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | ‘By the Light of Burning Dreams’: Everybody
is a star

The book honors ‘the triumphs of the Sixties,’ though it does not neglect ‘the tragedies.’ By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2021 Near the end of his days as a cultural revolutionary, Abbie Hoffman explained, facetiously, … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
‘Space City!’ project: Calling all hoarders

Help us preserve Houston’s historic underground newspaper. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2019 Did you work on Space City!, Houston’s historic underground newspaper? Did you sell it? Did you read it? You may be able … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
Street fighting man

The night New York City cops beat me bloody. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | December 2, 2019 I know your eyes are glued to the circus in D.C. and the slaughter that’s taking place in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | ‘There may not be answers’

We review Allen Young’s autobiography, ‘Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life.’ By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2018 “Rejection of marginalization is certainly not the same as assimilation.” — Allen Young Allen Young begins his … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Rev. Bob Breihan (1925-2017) was a courageous fighter for social justice

He opened the Methodist Student Center to an alternative view of the world during a period of tremendous upheaval. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | November 13, 2017 Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s hour-long Nov. 29, 2013 Rag Radio … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Blowing themselves up: Revisiting the Weather Underground

‘Swords in the Hands of Children’ is Jonathan Lerner’s passionate tale of his adventures as a young, gay insurgent. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2017 Jonathan Lerner, author of Swords in the Hands of Children, … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | Jonathan Lerner’s ‘Swords in the Hands of Children’

Lerner, a closeted gay man active with the Weather Underground, tells a gripping story and reveals his authentic remorse. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | September 13, 2015 Jonathan Lerner, author of Swords in the Hands of Children, … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
METRO | Alice Kresensky Cunningham
(July 14, 1935 – June 23, 2017)

As part of a faith-based social justice ministry, Cris played a sustaining role for many movement activists and groups. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 10, 2017 AUSTIN — Cris Cunningham died on June 23, 2017, in … Continue reading

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