Letters at 3AM

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Letters at 3AM: As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By
"I'm not quitting. I'm turning," says Michael Ventura in his final column

Michael Ventura, Nov. 13, 2014

Letters at 3am: The World 
That Calls Itself
The World That Calls Itself "the World"
We're capable of so much – and look what we've settled for

Michael Ventura, Oct. 30, 2014

Letters at 3am: The Future Dot-Dot-Dot
The Future Dot-Dot-Dot
Ellipses express exactly my sense of the future

Michael Ventura, Oct. 16, 2014

Letters at 3AM: A Long Goodbye
A Long Goodbye
In the first of four parting columns, Michael Ventura announces his decision to end his biweekly column

Michael Ventura, Oct. 2, 2014

Letters at 3am: Joe Ely's <i>Reverb: An Odyssey</i>
Joe Ely's Reverb: An Odyssey
The road goes on forever, and there's never a destination

Michael Ventura, Sept. 18, 2014

Letters At 3AM: Karen Holden's <i>This Music</i>
Karen Holden's This Music
This Music, Karen Holden's new poetry collection, expresses the connection between the self and the world

Michael Ventura, Sept. 4, 2014

Letters at 3AM: Connectivity/Vulnerability: Part 2
Connectivity/Vulnerability: Part 2
The boundaries of everything are wavering and disappearing

Michael Ventura, Aug. 21, 2014

Letters at 3AM: Vulnerability/Connectivity, Part 1
Vulnerability/Connectivity, Part 1
As a species, we have a desire to connect electronically, but not ideologically

Michael Ventura, Aug. 7, 2014

Letters at 3AM: So Big Deal, Hemingway
So Big Deal, Hemingway
Will Huck Finn be a valuable and immortal American archetype in the future?

Michael Ventura, July 24, 2014

Letters at 3AM: That Word 'Oligarchy'
That Word 'Oligarchy'
Oligarchy is upon us, claw and beak, and has been for some time

Michael Ventura, July 10, 2014

Letters at 3am: Oligarchy Blues
Oligarchy Blues
Without fair elections and a viable legislative process at federal and state levels, the republic no longer exists

Michael Ventura, June 26, 2014

Letters at 3AM: Snyder 'R' Us
Snyder 'R' Us
Despite the illusion of autonomy, we have been colonized by the Oligarchy

Michael Ventura, June 12, 2014

Letters at 3AM: Hitting the Street
Hitting the Street
Michael Ventura remembers how poverty bred contempt toward those he loved the most

Michael Ventura, May 29, 2014

Letters at 3AM: The Nameless Moon, Etc.
The Nameless Moon, Etc.
Ventura unpacks his folders full of sentences without homes, and other remnants excised from this and that

Michael Ventura, May 15, 2014

Letters at 3AM: Musicians of Behavior
Musicians of Behavior
Actors are musicians of behavior

Michael Ventura, May 1, 2014

Letters at 3AM: The Sadness That Stays
The Sadness That Stays
When the world inside you is no longer the world around you, that's called aging

Michael Ventura, April 17, 2014

Letters at 3AM: To Sit on a Park Bench
To Sit on a Park Bench
The park bench is a fine and honorable place to end up

Michael Ventura, April 3, 2014

Letters at 3AM – Manifesto: A Radical Aesthetics
Letters at 3AM – Manifesto: A Radical Aesthetics
Get stuff out there; work with cause: That's the genesis of LettersAt3amPress

Michael Ventura, March 20, 2014

Letters at 3AM: BigBoy's 'Slap Noir'
BigBoy's 'Slap Noir'
James BigBoy Medlin's 'Slap Noir' changed my life in a most concrete fashion

Michael Ventura, March 6, 2014

How to Write a Book
How to Write a Book
If you think you have a book in you, it's important to find out if you really do

Michael Ventura, Feb. 20, 2014

Letters at 3AM: Today, 100 Years Ago
Today, 100 Years Ago
On Feb. 7, 1914, the world first beheld Charlie Chaplin on the screen in his iconic getup

Michael Ventura, Feb. 6, 2014

Letters at 3AM: February 1914
February 1914
Charlie Chaplin's iconic Tramp was really born in 'Kid Auto Races at Venice,' not 'Mabel's Strange Predicament,' as commonly thought

Michael Ventura, Jan. 23, 2014

Letters at 3AM: 3% Neanderthal
3% Neanderthal
Our DNA has seen it all before – and survived

Michael Ventura, Jan. 9, 2014

Letters at 3AM: The Capacity to Take It
The Capacity to Take It
Perseverance is the spine of the human condition

Michael Ventura, Dec. 27, 2013

Letters at 3AM: If We Make It Through December
If We Make It Through December
Everywhere I looked for a merry Christmas, I found contradictions too disturbing to ignore and paradoxes too entrenched to resolve

Michael Ventura, Dec. 12, 2013

Letters at 3AM: Wake of the Red Witch
Wake of the Red Witch
Everything that begins also ends

Michael Ventura, Nov. 27, 2013

Letters at 3AM: JFK and That Hard Rain
JFK and That Hard Rain
When boomers and their offspring die out, Kennedy's assassination will have the approximate historical echo of William McKinley's

Michael Ventura, Nov. 21, 2013

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

Michael Ventura, Oct. 31, 2013

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

Michael Ventura, 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

Michael Ventura, Oct. 3, 2013

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