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Posts published by “Jonah Raskin”

Author Alice Walker Uninvited in Berkeley

Alice Walker, who you recently read about in the pages of the AVA, is in trouble again, once again for something that she wrote. The…

The Ongoing Saga of Chesa Boudin

In France, and all around the globe, eyes are focused on the French presidential election, though not many citizens seem to be hot and bothered…

Fraudulent Frisco

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Maybe you have at some juncture in your own life. Right now I feel like an imposter. I…

Saving San Bruno Mountain

To understand San Bruno Mountain today it helps to know some of its history. After all, it’s probably the last frontier in the San Francisco…

Water On Her Mind

Born in St. Louis near the Mississippi River, the author, teacher and ecologist, Jane Wolff, lives and works in Ontario, Canada. “Up stream” is how…

House of Paté

At San Francisco’s Maison Nico—an épicerie (a grocery) and a café—where I’ve been shopping, eating and sipping wine and coffee at least once a week…

The Ukraine Is In My Blood and Body

I feel doubly or triply connected to the war in the Ukraine because my grandparents on my mother’s side of the family came from the…

RIP Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

He loved the sounds and the heft of words, though the first words he heard were not English words. Mais non. They were joual, the…

‘The Power Of The Dog’

“The power of the dog is all those urges, all those deep, uncontrollable urges that can come and destroy us.” – Jane Campion, director, screenwriter…

A Review of Deborah Miranda’s Book, Bad Indians

American Indians are rebounding in California and all across the U.S.A., and they’re popularizing words like “indigeneity,” which is defined as originating in a specific…

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