Contributing Writer, Letters at 3AM
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.
26 articles in 2000
Let's Get Drunk and Read Poetry
Column, Dec. 22, 2000
The collapse of the American political process in Election Year 2000 is
both an event in itself and a world-class metaphor: The American
Century is over.
Column, Dec. 8, 2000
The current election crisis proves the strength and integrity of our political institutions.
Column, Nov. 24, 2000
One week before the election, Michael Ventura examines the candidates’ campaigns and finds that Nader played to our fear of consequences, Gore to our fear of intelligence, and Bush to our fear of complexity.
Column, Nov. 10, 2000
Michael Ventura reflects on the gateway of Time.
Column, Oct. 27, 2000
Being president of America is not good for one's health.
Column, Oct. 13, 2000
Michael ventura mediatates on the permeability of reality.
Column, Sep. 29, 2000
Austin's Best Novelist
Column, Sep. 15, 2000
Al Gore is the only presidential candidate who's hot and bothered about global warming.
Column, Sep. 1, 2000
Preparing for War With Europe
Column, Aug. 18, 2000
Hot news about global warming.
Column, Aug. 4, 2000
Follow the yellow brick road to Wounded Knee in this
account of L. Frank Baum's effort to tame the
Column, Jul. 21, 2000
Robert Bly's translations of 20th-century poets enrich our language.
Column, Jul. 7, 2000
The paperback reissue of Steve Erickson's The
Came In at Midnight prompts a reflection on his
Column, Jun. 23, 2000
Advice to a high-school graduating class: Face your
fear and take risks.
Column, Jun. 9, 2000
The music of Tony Fruscella reminds us that art is about an unending attempt to give what we can, where we can, to whom we can.
Column, May. 26, 2000
ABC's short-lived TV show Wonderland failed to depict mental illness and its treatment in a realistic light.
Column, May. 12, 2000
Why a sizable number of heterosexuals feel threatened by the concept of gay marriage
Column, Apr. 28, 2000
Evaluating the Ten Commandments as a teaching tool in the American classroom
Column, Apr. 14, 2000
October 1, 1955, a half-hour show called The Honeymooners slipped in some uneasy truths under cover of laughter.
Column, Mar. 31, 2000
In memory of a Shaman
Column, Mar. 17, 2000
How broadband technologies will affect modern life.
Column, Mar. 3, 2000
Death is not a separation, but a living presence.
Column, Feb. 18, 2000
It's time for the American South to reject its "rebel" hypocrisy of states rights and atone for the sins of the slave economy of the Confederacy.
Column, Feb. 4, 2000
High school students comment on the meaning of the new millennium.
Column, Jan. 21, 2000
The paradox of possiblities exhibited by the 20th century -- from Auschwitz to Ginger & Fred.
Column, Jan. 7, 2000