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Book Notes

Frank Bardacke writes... "What a splendid book The Mendocino Papers is. Haunting might be a better adjective. It reminds me of the world of Juan…

Heads Roll at Free Speech Radio

Mendocino County's marijuana controversy got its best airing yet when free speech made a rare, hour-long appearance at the county's public radio station last Thursday…

The People’s Ball

“I am running for President because I believe that to actually make change happen — to make this time different than all the rest —…

WINTER SOLDIER

Dear AVA, I am appalled at the complete lack of mainstream corporate-media coverage of the 2008 Winter Soldier hearings (held last week in Maryland). These…

Culture Notes

A reader writes: "I was enjoying my weekly hit but what to my amazement my wandering eyes should appear — 'I drove off to where…

Rusty Norvell, 1930-2008

The last time I saw Rusty was the Friday after the first big January storm. He hadn't had any electricity for several days. His place…

Steve Talbot Comes to Boonville

Steven Talbot, featured at last weekend's Second Annual Boonville Film Festival, is best known for his award-winning work as producer of PBS's Frontline series. This…

Dynamo

Rumors are as important as chow. Whatever the plans are for your unit have a lot to do with how long you live or keep your body parts.

Drink the Original Good Stuff

In late August of this year, we were still cleaning up the last bales of hay from Navarro Ridge. There is no better place in…

Impressions of China

I recently spent seven weeks traveling from Tibet to Beijing, and through Shanghai, Hong Kong, and nine other cities, traveling and staying with locals. I…

Random Thoughts on a Grey Morning

I woke this morning determined to write about the influence of John Keats’ sensual imagery on Alfred (Big Al) Tennyson, but who am I kidding?…

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