Michael Ventura

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Letters at 3AM: The Sixth War
Letters at 3AM: The Sixth War
America is engaged in hostilities on six fronts

Columns, July 14, 2011

Letters at 3AM: About 18 a Day
Letters at 3AM: About 18 a Day
About 18 U.S. veterans commit suicide on an average day

Columns, June 30, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Reading Diplomatic Code
Letters at 3AM: Reading Diplomatic Code
There's a shift toward the promotion of Turkey as a stabilizing force in the Middle East

Columns, June 16, 2011

Letters at 3AM: In a Lonely Place
Letters at 3AM: In a Lonely Place
Film noir is a cinema of failure

Columns, June 2, 2011

Letters at 3AM: The Bad and the Beautiful
Letters at 3AM: The Bad and the Beautiful
Film noir cuts through the cant of America's idealism

Columns, May 19, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Miss Beaufort
Letters at 3AM: Miss Beaufort
'If you're to be a writer, you must write every day,' said Miss Beaufort

Columns, May 5, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Stirling at Road's End
Letters at 3AM: Stirling at Road's End
Stirling Silliphant had a marvelous gift for writing, but he sold it out

Columns, April 21, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Obama, Nukes, and Us
Letters at 3AM: Obama, Nukes, and Us
President Barack Obama fudges the truth of his nuclear policies

Columns, April 7, 2011

Letters at 3AM: The Inevitability of the Unexpected
Letters at 3AM: The Inevitability of the Unexpected
The unexpected always happens

Columns, March 24, 2011

Letters at 3AM: SXSW: Let Me Guess
Letters at 3AM: SXSW: Let Me Guess
Rio eyed Shreveport. Shreveport eyed Rio.

Columns, March 10, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Some Kind of a Man
Letters at 3AM: Some Kind of a Man
After a certain age, there's no avoiding how death is a permanent part of life

Columns, Feb. 24, 2011

Letters at 3AM: A Prayer at the End of My Rope
Letters at 3AM: A Prayer at the End of My Rope
The crucial element of prayer is "no alibis"

Columns, Feb. 10, 2011

Letters at 3AM: A Sweetness of Brick
Letters at 3AM: A Sweetness of Brick
Old New York is gone; only the replicas remain

Columns, Jan. 27, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Life as We Don't Know It
Letters at 3AM: Life as We Don't Know It
Our planet casts a shadow

Columns, Jan. 13, 2011

Letters at 3AM: Improvising the Coming World
Letters at 3AM: Improvising the Coming World
A planetary culture is crystallizing

Columns, Dec. 31, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Shindig on Effie Street
Letters at 3AM: Shindig on Effie Street
The silent film comedians at Keystone Films lived their art

Columns, Dec. 17, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Of Mayhem and Delight
Letters at 3AM: Of Mayhem and Delight
The Keystone films, especially those of Charles Chaplin, reflected the present and heralded the future

Columns, Dec. 3, 2010

Letters at 3AM: The Palin-Obama Convergence
Letters at 3AM: The Palin-Obama Convergence
Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are actually the same person

Columns, Nov. 19, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Who's That Girl?
Letters at 3AM: Who's That Girl?
Singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom is an inimitable genius

Columns, Nov. 5, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live: Part II
Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live: Part II
The country the tea partiers want back no longer exists

Columns, Oct. 22, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live
Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live
A nation that lets its infrastructure crumble will wake one fine day to find itself crippled

Columns, Oct. 8, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Beginnings
Letters at 3AM: Beginnings
How I learned that writing for publication wasn't just about me

Columns, Sept. 24, 2010

Letters at 3AM: The 'Austin Sun' Gets Hung
Letters at 3AM: The 'Austin Sun' Gets Hung
Old Austin Sun writers may have expected to hang, but not in a museum

Columns, Sept. 10, 2010

Letters at 3AM: The Thing About Words
Letters at 3AM: The Thing About Words
Words are the property of all

Columns, Aug. 27, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Jesus Walking the Panhandle
Letters at 3AM: Jesus Walking the Panhandle
The Christian cross is a question mark

Columns, Aug. 13, 2010

Letters at 3AM: For All Reasons
Letters at 3AM: For All Reasons
Terry Allen's music reflects the Lubbock mindset

Columns, July 30, 2010

Letters at 3AM: A Fallen Catholic in a Fallen Church
Letters at 3AM: A Fallen Catholic in a Fallen Church
I can't hide from my sins and, now, neither can the church

Columns, July 16, 2010

Letters at 3AM: Dead and Alive on the Fourth of July
Letters at 3AM: Dead and Alive on the Fourth of July
A eulogy spoken over the coffin of our empire

Columns, July 2, 2010

Letters at 3AM: A Night in Barcelona
Letters at 3AM: A Night in Barcelona
The collision between human truths and political truths results in no truth

Columns, June 18, 2010

Letters at 3AM: In the Margins of Oligarchy
Letters at 3AM: In the Margins of Oligarchy
Society is created by a mass of individual choices

Columns, June 4, 2010

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