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Michael Ventura

Contributing Writer, Letters at 3AM

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Michael Ventura's recent books are If I Was a Highway: Essays by Michael Ventura and Photographs by Butch Hancock (2011) and Cassavetes Directs: John Cassavetes and the Making of Love Streams (2007). His novel-in-progress, The Dragon, is very long.

24 articles in 1999

Letters at 3AM

What does a Dark Age demand of a good person?

Column, Dec. 24, 1999

Letters at 3AM

When the new Millennium begins, we should be asking the same questions about life we always have.

Column, Dec. 10, 1999

Letters at 3AM

Where will you be on New Year's Eve and why?

Column, Nov. 26, 1999

Letters at 3AM

Poetry is an act of faith.

Column, Nov. 12, 1999

Letters at 3AM

What does this so-called "boom" mean to most Americans?

Column, Oct. 29, 1999

Letters at 3AM

Is "progress" an unconscious compulsion?

Column, Oct. 15, 1999

Letters at 3AM

A week of truth.

Column, Oct. 1, 1999

Letters at 3AM

How to be and not to be.

Column, Sep. 17, 1999

Letters at 3AM

The stakes were suddenly higher. There was more possibility in the night and in their lives than they'd yet considered. The work of art itself gave them the energy to fulfill its expectations...

Column, Sep. 3, 1999

When the Long Night Comes

Column, Aug. 19, 1999

A Way They'll Never Be

Column, Aug. 5, 1999

Little Fleshlets, On the Run

Column, Jul. 22, 1999

Dylan Plays Vegas

Column, Jul. 8, 1999

Can't Hear Your Mama Call

Column, Jun. 10, 1999

Kosovo's Danse Macabre

Column, May. 13, 1999

Payment in Blood

Column, Apr. 29, 1999

Apocalypse Now and Again

Column, Apr. 15, 1999

Letters at 3AM

Begging the Question

Column, Apr. 1, 1999

Homage to a Road

Column, Mar. 18, 1999

Before a Key's Been Struck

Column, Mar. 4, 1999

Kingdom Come

Column, Feb. 18, 1999

Warrior Witches in Hell

Column, Feb. 4, 1999

Is the Constitution Just a Screenplay?

Column, Jan. 21, 1999

When the Furies Sing

Column, Jan. 7, 1999