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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.

26 articles in 2000

Letters at 3AM

Let's Get Drunk and Read Poetry

Column, Dec. 22, 2000

Letters at 3AM

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

Letters at 3AM

The current election crisis proves the strength and integrity of our political institutions.

Column, Nov. 24, 2000

Letters at 3AM

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

Letters at 3AM

Michael Ventura reflects on the gateway of Time.

Column, Oct. 27, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Being president of America is not good for one's health.

Column, Oct. 13, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Michael ventura mediatates on the permeability of reality.

Column, Sep. 29, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Austin's Best Novelist

Column, Sep. 15, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Al Gore is the only presidential candidate who's hot and bothered about global warming.

Column, Sep. 1, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Preparing for War With Europe

Column, Aug. 18, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Hot news about global warming.

Column, Aug. 4, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Follow the yellow brick road to Wounded Knee in this account of L. Frank Baum's effort to tame the untamable.

Column, Jul. 21, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Robert Bly's translations of 20th-century poets enrich our language.

Column, Jul. 7, 2000

Letters at 3AM

The paperback reissue of Steve Erickson's The Sea Came In at Midnight prompts a reflection on his writing.

Column, Jun. 23, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Advice to a high-school graduating class: Face your fear and take risks.

Column, Jun. 9, 2000

Letters at 3AM

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

Letters at 3AM

ABC's short-lived TV show Wonderland failed to depict mental illness and its treatment in a realistic light.

Column, May. 12, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Why a sizable number of heterosexuals feel threatened by the concept of gay marriage

Column, Apr. 28, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Evaluating the Ten Commandments as a teaching tool in the American classroom

Column, Apr. 14, 2000

Letters at 3AM

October 1, 1955, a half-hour show called The Honeymooners slipped in some uneasy truths under cover of laughter.

Column, Mar. 31, 2000

Letters at 3AM

In memory of a Shaman

Column, Mar. 17, 2000

Letters at 3AM

How broadband technologies will affect modern life.

Column, Mar. 3, 2000

Letters at 3AM

Death is not a separation, but a living presence.

Column, Feb. 18, 2000

Letters at 3AM

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

Letters at 3AM

High school students comment on the meaning of the new millennium.

Column, Jan. 21, 2000

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The paradox of possiblities exhibited by the 20th century -- from Auschwitz to Ginger & Fred.

Column, Jan. 7, 2000