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Letters at 3AM: The Nameless Moon, Etc.
Ventura unpacks his folders full of sentences without homes, and other remnants excised from this and that
"...the bourgeoisie: parents who happily sell their children into slavery, so long as their children serve the same masters..."

May 16, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

My Dove Springs ... and Ours
What life in 'the 44' says about the two worlds of Austin
"...Springs, where they would surely be sold into white slavery by the natives. Of course, I have no idea..."

April 11, 2014 News Feature by Sam Ramos

The AggreGAYtor: February 4
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...He questioned homosexuality. We question his competency as a..."

Feb. 4, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Top 10 Most Embarrassing Moments in Texas Politics
2013: The year Texas sent in the clowns
"...gun giveaway and a side-by-side comparison of abortion and slavery. Nevertheless, he still has some admirers in Tea Party..."

Jan. 8, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Local Author Tim O'Brien Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
'The Things They Carried' author on life, fiction, and truth
"...a country that committed genocide against the American Indian. Slavery, Jim Crow laws, Hollywood black lists. And the truth..."

Nov. 14, 2013 Books Post by R.U. Steinberg

How Many Banned Books Have You Read?
Redefine appropriate, suitable, proper, and honest.
"...– This brutally, honest novel about the horrors of slavery has even won the Pulitzer Prize! The raw themes..."

Sept. 25, 2013 Chron Events Post by Sarah Sharif

How Do You Define Soul Food?
Adrian Miller explores where Southern food ends and soul food begins
"...regional and ethnic influences and observes the impact of slavery, migration, and civil rights on the African-American cuisine...."

Sept. 20, 2013 Food Post by Toni Tipton-Martin

Loreta Velazquez: Secret Confederate Soldier, Union Spy, or Liar?
Friday night detective doc, 'Rebel,' premieres on PBS
"...spy. After several marriages a life in activism against slavery and in support of immigrant rights, her story continued..."

May 24, 2013 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

News Ticker: May 6
All the news that's fit to blog
"...• Later, Perry was a guest of the Family..."

May 6, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

A Veteran's Voice
Playwright Johnny Meyer returned from war to learn that theatre is essential to life
"...slave drive the verse-laden story about the entanglement of slavery and art...."

March 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

The Super Geek Bowl in Austin
Geeks Who Drink take trivia to a whole new level
"...sixth came about; "The fabric of our lives… or slavery." My friend and I jotted down what answers we..."

Feb. 17, 2013 Food Post by Carly Yansak

Mardi Gras Indians and Po'Boys
Chef Darold Gordon brings New Orleans traditions to Austin
"...are a tradition dating back to the days of slavery. Down in New Orleans, during its servitude hay-days, the..."

Feb. 9, 2013 Food Post by Carly Yansak

Thanks for the Memories: ‘The Pioneers of Television’
Season 3 debuts tonight on KLRU with focus on ‘Funny Ladies’
"...Haley. 1977 ratings blockbuster dealing with the history of slavery in America, and this look back is poignant. Richard..."

Jan. 15, 2013 Screens Post by Anne Harris

Letters at 3AM: The Lincolns of Hollywood
It is dangerous to view history through the eyes of sentimentality
"...with a slave-ship scene that leaves no doubt of slavery's evil. Walter Huston plays a robust, funny, wildcat of..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

The AggreGAYtor: October 31
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• Another day, another report of Mitt Romney saying..."

Oct. 31, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Raising Arizona
Arizona Dranes, the gospel beat, and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
"...$50,000 for the land, buildings, and staff. Born into slavery near Marshall in 1841, Holland's freedom was paid for..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

The AggreGAYtor: October 5
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...the GOP primary, says that marriage equality is like slavery. The AggreGAYtor can’t wait for future comparisons. Marriage equality..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

'Eden' Gets Domestic Distribution
Drama about human trafficking premiered at South by Southwest
"...many desperately try to forget: human trafficking and sex slavery. As the young, abducted Hyun Jae (renamed Eden in..."

Aug. 29, 2012 Screens Post by Monica Riese

God Loves Ya When You Dance
Texan outlaw Billy Joe Shaver, straight shooter
"...so they kept songwriters starved. It was pretty much slavery up there."..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

GOP Opposes Critical Thinking
Party platform paints original ideas as a liberal conspiracy
"...the UN to tell us we should ban child slavery?) – Flat rate income tax (go Team 1%!) –..."

June 27, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Leonard Pitts Jr. at BookPeople Tonight
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer reads from 'Freeman'
"...mind-boggling journey to reconnect with families ripped apart by slavery and ravaged by war. In a May interview with..."

June 26, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

What We Talk About When We Talk About Debt
Jennifer Baichwal adapts to screen Margaret Atwood's ideas about indebtedness
"...justice and fairness in the fields. Actual cases of slavery involving farmworkers have been prosecuted in the U.S. as..."

June 8, 2012 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

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
"...Image after image evokes slavery, burning plantations, chain gangs, "power and greed and corruptible..."

May 18, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

Fusebox Festival 2012
This year the fest's dance works provoked questions about inequity, grrrl power, fame, and change
"...tested against the inescapable, putrid foundations of the country: slavery and colonialism. Rather than unsettling, though, Gloria's Cause was..."

May 11, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Point Austin: Perry's Magic Wand
The governor's cynical assault on Planned Parenthood is illegal and dishonest
"...Amend­ment and states' rights (most memorably employed to defend slavery) by refusing to countenance Perry's illegal exclusion of Planned..."

March 16, 2012 News Column by Michael King

'Eden'
'Eden'
"...many desperately try to forget: human trafficking and sex slavery. As the young, abducted Hyun Jae (renamed Eden in..."

March 16, 2012 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Bedside Manner
Books as call to action
"...candidly last Monday night about the worldwide epidemic of slavery, from local instances (yes, it happens in Austin!) to..."

Feb. 20, 2012 Books Post by Jessi Cape

Top Chef Texas, Week 9: Things You Don't Say
The cheftestants are smoking. Literally.
"...is to elide a troubled racial history connected to slavery and cotton culture and exploitation of workers, as well..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

Letters at 3AM: Occupy the Future
Corporations are not people
"...Until the Civil War, the Supreme Court justified slavery. The 13th and 14th amendments (1865 and 1868) changed..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

Civics 101
Calendar of civic events, Sept. 8-15
"...TRAFFICKING AWARE­NESS Educate yourself on the tolls of modern-day slavery with local experts Kay Burrough and Dottie Lassiter. 10-11am...."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature

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