California Cannabis, Summer 2021: Lindsay Davey, OGs and the Gang at CannaCraft

Who Made the Sixties? The People or the Celebs?

What Oakland Wrought: From Gertrude Stein to the Black Panthers and Beyond

Liberation and Reaction in the Big Apple

The Wretched of the Earth at 60

The World According to Satyajit Ray

Ethel Rosenberg: She Could Not Save Herself and Neither Could Anyone else

Edward Said’s Palestine, Revisited

Black Snake and Our National Disgrace: Pipelines Across Sacred Land

Bob Fass and Revolutionary Radio: the Man and the Medium

From Bach to Mao: Orville Schell’s Cultural Revolution

Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s “Hemingway” 

Ratner for the Defense: the Legacy of a Lefty Lawyer

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Big Red Book

Richard Nixon, Jews, and Marijuana

Art & Politics in San Francisco, 2021: Portraits of a City in Upheaval, Again

Organic Farmer Bob Cannard Grows Vegetables, Not Marijuana, and He isn’t Sorry

Kids and Cannabis today

What Lawrence Ferlinghetti Means to Me

Notes on Black History Month, 2021: No More Black Messiahs, Please

Alexander Hamilton Meets RBG and the Supremes

Rennie Davis: Not the Boy Next Door

Isolatoes: From Natty Bumppo to the Proud Boys

My Housemate is Missing: Dementia in the Time of the Pandemic

Mob v. Crowd: the Mass Psychology of Madness

Steve Talbot’s Cinematic Anti-War Hymns: Leave it to Beaver Actor Goes Behind the Camera

Uncouth Uncoup Televised

The Real Chicago 8 Movie: R.G. Davis Gets it Right

Not E. P. Thompson’s People; Or, Life at Fuckingham Palace: On The Crown Seasons Three and Four

Uncrowning The Crown

2020: The Last American Election, or the Start of Something New?

SF’s New DA, Chesa Boudin, Battles Criminal Injustice System on Two Fronts 

On to the Inauguration, Please

Trump: the King of Denial and a Savvy Saboteur 

Eat the 2020 Election

November 4, 2020: the First Day of Rest of Your Life

Diane di Prima:  Poet of the Great American Counterculture

Jack London’s Martin Eden: On the Screen Again

Tragedy or Farce? Reflections on Aaron Sorkin’s “Trial of the Chicago 7”

Hydra Headed: San Francisco’s Untold History

Chile at a Crossroads, Chileans on the Move

What About the Chinese Red Army? A Reply to H. Bruce Franklin

Babylon Berlin / Babylon Amerikka

Chesa Boudin: Reformer in the San Francisco DA’s Office


Moral Crusader & Muckraking Novelist

Edward Sanders: Poetic Pacifist Up Next

My Adventures in the Matriarchy

Cold War Bully: the Life and Crimes of Roy Cohn

American Teens and the Insurrection of 2020: Caught Between Passion and Cool

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