Jonah Raskin

Jonah Raskin is the author of Beat Blues, San Francisco, 1955.

What’s a “Western”? Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog”

“I Think of Myself as Attached to California:” Interviewing Joan Didion

Embracing Che: The Man Behind the Myth

Water and Power in California

Housing and the Homeless in Berkeley

Toward a Revolution in the Cannabis Revolution: Marijuana 25 Years After Prop 215

Cry the Beloved Country: The Roots Poetry of Tijan M. Sallah

Heart of Darkness: Che Guevara’s Congo

Another Shit Storm in Berkeley

The Winds of Sixties Change

Two Days in Frisco: Slices of Life and Pizza in the City of Labor & Lit

George Jackson: His Liberating Reading List and His Legacy

Losing and Saving the Apple: a Tale of Capital, Labor and Organizing

How Ernesto Guevara Became “Che”: The Motorcycle Diaries Revisited

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