Michael Ventura

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Letters at 3AM: Why Not Chicken Fat?
Letters at 3AM: Why Not Chicken Fat?
The most important political question of our time: Who benefits from military spending?

Columns, Sept. 6, 2012

Letters at 3AM: The System Ain't the System
Letters at 3AM: The System Ain't the System
The goal of oligarchy is to utterly disempower the workforce

Columns, Aug. 30, 2012

Letters at 3AM: A Jog in the Smog
Letters at 3AM: A Jog in the Smog
What we know is increasingly disconnected from what we do

Columns, Aug. 9, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Why a Duck?
Letters at 3AM: Why a Duck?
The Marx Brothers were funny but they weren't kidding

Columns, July 26, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Accidents of Birth and Rebirth
Letters at 3AM: Accidents of Birth and Rebirth
The unacceptable trade-off for a medically extended life

Columns, July 12, 2012

Letters at 3AM: 'I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing'
Letters at 3AM: 'I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing'
"Route 66" taught me that I did not want to be rooted again

Columns, June 28, 2012

Letters at 3AM: 'Suppose I Said I Was the Queen of Spain?'
Letters at 3AM: 'Suppose I Said I Was the Queen of Spain?'
In the early part of the Sixties, television's "Route 66" offered a taste of the new American consciousness

Columns, June 14, 2012

Letters at 3AM: 'Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma?'
Letters at 3AM: 'Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma?'
"Route 66" spoke to the sense of change afoot in America

Columns, May 31, 2012

Letters at 3AM: A View From the St. James Hotel
Letters at 3AM: A View From the St. James Hotel
The St. James: It's an infirmary, it's a morgue, and it's a hotel where we each share a room with the dead

Columns, May 17, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Katniss Everdeen's Grandmothers
Letters at 3AM: Katniss Everdeen's Grandmothers
Katniss Everdeen's Grandmothers

Columns, May 3, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Created He Them
Letters at 3AM: Created He Them
From Miss Universe to the military, gender roles don't mean what they used to

Columns, April 19, 2012

Letters at 3AM: A Pattern of Subversion
Letters at 3AM: A Pattern of Subversion
President Obama regularly oversteps his bounds of office

Columns, April 5, 2012

Letters at 3AM: Mabel Normand After 100 Years
Letters at 3AM: Mabel Normand After 100 Years
April 1, 1912, has not gone down in history but deserves to

Columns, March 22, 2012

Letters at 3AM: The Return of Our Angel
Letters at 3AM: The Return of Our Angel
Marilyn Monroe has returned to us recently in various guises

Columns, March 8, 2012

Letters at 3AM: These American Dreams
Letters at 3AM: These American Dreams
Steve Erickson's novel 'These Dreams of You' is a profound and hilarious salute to family values and America

Columns, Feb. 23, 2012

Letters at 3AM: It Came From the White House
Letters at 3AM: It Came From the White House
Obama and a majority of Democratic legislators support the NDAA, allowing the arrest of U.S. citizens without a warrant

Columns, Feb. 9, 2012

Letters at 3AM: NDAA: Obama's Betrayal
Letters at 3AM: NDAA: Obama's Betrayal
NDAA: Obama's Betrayal

Columns, Jan. 26, 2012

Letters at 3AM: James Hillman (1926-2011)
Letters at 3AM: James Hillman (1926-2011)
Remembering James Hillman

Columns, Jan. 12, 2012

Letters at 3AM: What's Your Sign?
Letters at 3AM: What's Your Sign?
Michael Ventura observes the Occupy signs of our times

Columns, Dec. 29, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Occupy the Future
Letters at 3AM: Occupy the Future
Corporations are not people

Columns, Dec. 15, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 3
Letters at 3AM: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 3
Investment, invention, and labor: the three pillars of commerce

Columns, Dec. 1, 2011

Letters at 3am: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 2
Letters at 3am: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 2
You cannot arrest a population

Columns, Nov. 17, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 1
Letters at 3AM: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 1
It is only a matter of time before an interconnected world work force begins to ask, 'Who are we really working for?'

Columns, Nov. 3, 2011

Letters at 3AM: The Mob, 9/11, and Your Garbage
Letters at 3AM: The Mob, 9/11, and Your Garbage
Don't look too closely at your garbage collection

Columns, Oct. 20, 2011

Letters at 3AM: A Sicilian on the Mob
Letters at 3AM: A Sicilian on the Mob
We have not seen real Sicilian mobsters onscreen

Columns, Oct. 6, 2011

Letters at 3am: Zelda's Law and 9/11
Letters at 3am: Zelda's Law and 9/11
9/11 conspiracy theories will outlive their perpetrators

Columns, Sept. 22, 2011

Letters at 3AM: The Second Story
Letters at 3AM: The Second Story
Remembering the cowardice and dysfunction of the White House on 9 / 11

Columns, Sept. 8, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Amber's Question
Letters at 3AM: Amber's Question
The question 'What's your favorite word?' launches a contemplative journey toward the answer

Columns, Aug. 25, 2011

Letters at 3AM: An Extraordinary Silence
Letters at 3AM: An Extraordinary Silence
Oddly, American progressives don't protest Obama's war in Pakistan

Columns, Aug. 11, 2011

Letters at 3AM: A Show of Hands
Letters at 3AM: A Show of Hands
There has never been a war like this

Columns, July 28, 2011

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