Michael Ventura

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Letters at 3AM: In Greta Garbo's Bungalow
Letters at 3AM: In Greta Garbo's Bungalow
As beautiful as Greta Garbo was, she was something more

Columns, Oct. 31, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Articles of Faith
Letters at 3AM: Articles of Faith
"That all things are possible is God"

Columns, Oct. 17, 2013

He Took the Cat to Texas: Part 2
He Took the Cat to Texas: Part 2
Suicide was the last lens through which Mayer Vishner gazed upon life

Columns, Oct. 3, 2013

Letters at 3AM: He Took the Cat to Texas
Letters at 3AM: He Took the Cat to Texas
This is the final story in the many-storied life of Mayer Vishner

Columns, Sept. 19, 2013

Letters at 3AM: The Curious Case of the Missing Quotation
Letters at 3AM: The Curious Case of the Missing Quotation
Jimmy Carter says the U.S. has no functioning democracy at present, and the press goes silent

Columns, Sept. 5, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Just Since April
Letters at 3AM: Just Since April
Secret surveillance efforts fly in the face of our Constitution

Columns, Aug. 22, 2013

An Arbitrary Nation: Part 7
An Arbitrary Nation: Part 7
Journalists and political commentators largely ignore the facts they know

Columns, Aug. 8, 2013

An Arbitrary Nation, Part 6
An Arbitrary Nation, Part 6
The Ninth and Tenth are the invisible Bill of Rights amendments – universally ignored

Columns, July 25, 2013

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 5
Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 5
Our Bill of Rights guarantees are breaking down in state justice systems across the country

Columns, July 11, 2013

Letters at 3AM: The Patriot Edward Snowden
Letters at 3AM: The Patriot Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden is the American equivalent of the man who stood in front of that tank in Tiananmen Square

Columns, June 27, 2013

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 4
Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 4
With the consent of the governed, the United States government has gone rogue and violated international law

Columns, June 13, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Obama's May 23 Speech
Letters at 3AM: Obama's May 23 Speech
Obama deftly weaves vagueness, misdirection, and a few outright lies

Columns, May 30, 2013

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 3
Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 3
The Fifth Amendment no longer exists as a functioning law of the land

Columns, May 16, 2013

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 2
Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 2
Laws arbitrarily enforced (or not enforced) according to the whims of the authorities are no longer laws

Columns, May 2, 2013

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 1
Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 1
We are governed today by an arbitrary legal hodgepodge

Columns, April 18, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Me, Myself, I, and Muriel
Letters at 3AM: Me, Myself, I, and Muriel
A poem can awaken many selves

Columns, April 4, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Miss Sunshine Takes Another Bow
Letters at 3AM: Miss Sunshine Takes Another Bow
Those who are both greatly gifted and severely damaged must remain true to their gifts

Columns, March 21, 2013

Letters at 3am: Doppelgängers
Letters at 3am: Doppelgängers
Across generations and geography, doppelgängers emerge

Columns, March 7, 2013

Letters at 3AM: The Future Loose Amongst Us
Letters at 3AM: The Future Loose Amongst Us
Digitalized fabrication changes everything we know about work and government

Columns, Feb. 21, 2013

Letters at 3AM: The Revolution Will Be Printed
Letters at 3AM: The Revolution Will Be Printed
Digital fabrication will change the course of the future

Columns, Feb. 7, 2013

Letters at 3AM: What Are Human Beings For?
Letters at 3AM: What Are Human Beings For?
No I, only robot

Columns, Jan. 24, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Notes on a Long, Long Journey
Letters at 3AM: Notes on a Long, Long Journey
Artists are but translators of that which flows through them

Columns, Jan. 10, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Winter Reveries
Letters at 3AM: Winter Reveries
No matter the season, no matter the climate, when I write I write in winter

Columns, Dec. 28, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Did Abraham Lincoln Deserve a Second Term?
Letters at 3AM: Did Abraham Lincoln Deserve a Second Term?
In 1864, Lincoln would have seemed more in favor of war than peace

Columns, Dec. 13, 2012

Letters at 3AM: The Lincolns of Hollywood
Letters at 3AM: The Lincolns of Hollywood
It is dangerous to view history through the eyes of sentimentality

Columns, Nov. 29, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Reveries
Letters at 3AM: Reveries
Beauty is something you don't have to deserve

Columns, Nov. 15, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Things Like That
Letters at 3AM: Things Like That
Under Obama, we have been subjected to a Patriot Act on steroids

Columns, Nov. 1, 2012

Letters at 3AM: A Big Picture and a Long Game
Letters at 3AM: A Big Picture and a Long Game
A U.S. military powered by biofuels could be a game-changer that ends the oil wars

Columns, Oct. 18, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Too Much of Nothing
Letters at 3AM: Too Much of Nothing
The United States pacifies Afghanistan just enough so that China can profit

Columns, Oct. 4, 2012

Letters at 3AM: A Century Since 'The Water Nymph'
Letters at 3AM: A Century Since 'The Water Nymph'
On September 23, 1912, Keystone Films released its first comedy, which starred Mabel Normand

Columns, Sept. 20, 2012

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