World War III

January 8, 2020

Vietnam: Getting In / Getting Out

July 26, 2019

The Rent Horse Kid

June 16, 2019

Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

Ventura at 4AM / THIS USA: Origins

July 12, 2018

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

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May 28, 2020

Let heaven decide our place in the world while we decide to be happy in it. Let us ask, what place is this? Let us ask, who are these people? Let us explore this place, trusting there are treasures to be unearthed and extraordin...

May 26, 2020

An Ongoing Series

 A compendium of thoughts, reflections, asides or just whatever

 from a variety of writers, artists & everyday folks, during the Pandemic

Survival in Nature

by Dave Moriaty

From here, the city no longer roars. At ni...

The coyotes have been getting rowdy this week. Monday night we heard one of those insane banshee chorales—a sudden eruption of alien screams from the dark woods behind the factories, so close that you’re sure you could see them...

May 17, 2020

Charlie Loving is an artist, cartoonist, spelunker, authentic eccentric, Veteran, world traveler, and the former Sports Editor of the Round Rock Leader. He was also organizer and manager of Austin’s most oddball softball team (t...

May 11, 2020

Joe Ely    

Love in the Midst of Mayhem

Is it possible after 50 years to make the very best album of a long and illustrious career? If you’re Joe Ely it absolutely is. With this new release, recorded in the long shadow of the...

Have you ever been to Luckenbach, Texas? Back when Austin was becoming whatever it is that Austin became, Luckenbach represented the pastoral fantasy many Austin hippies, cowboys and cosmic explorers dreamed of. But Luckenbach w...

Greetings, Fellow Earthlings. Be not afraid! As we enter Chapter Two of Book One of THE END IS NEAR, it is told that we are in good hands. The strength of America, nay the World, comes not from faceless, heartless, soulless corp...

Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is one emotion that has never been d...

April 18, 2020

Leeann Atherton

Fallen Angel 

Once every few years a song appears that sounds like it’s always been here, something that has to be heard immediately. That’s Leeann Atherton’s “Smack Dab in a Miracle.” It rises and falls and fills...

On Thursday, March 12th, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, could have insisted that he and his colleagues work through the weekend to hammer out an emergency aid package addressing the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, h...

Physical distancing measures may need to be in place intermittently until 2022, scientists have warned in an analysis that suggests there could be resurgences of Covid-19 for years to come.

The paper, published in the journal Sci...

April 8, 2020

As of this writing, we have no baseball season. No one knows when, or if, the season will start. The ritual, distraction and meditative powers of baseball have brought citizens of this great country comfort through every crisis...

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'Round the 'Net

A mob of the MAGA persuasion

Conducted a statehouse invasion.

Though heavily armed,

They parted unharmed,

And that's how you know they're Caucasian.

Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen


to see the Film

The RAT File 
Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
Short films and stories about the political & social turmoil in the 60's as seen thru the New York underground newspaper RAT
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