Daily Archives: April 4, 2008

Organic Labor

Even the weakest area of the movement’s evolution-farm labor-is at last making gains. Jim Cochran, an organic strawberry grower near Santa Cruz, California, is a leader in pushing the movement to get this part right. He is the first organic …

Organic Labor

Even the weakest area of the movement’s evolution-farm labor-is at last making gains. Jim Cochran, an organic strawberry grower near Santa Cruz, California, is a leader in pushing the movement to get this part right. He is the first organic …

Remembering Joe

Remember Joe, my old friend from Alpine? He would be 80 years old this year, but he’s long gone. Survived cancer long enough to see the truth of God-he’d finally asked to see a priest after a lifetime of avowed …

The Right Way, Reclaimed

I used to know a woman in Austin who produced and directed lesbian comedies. Audiences loved the films, but reviews were invariably critical. “Not enough butches,” one would say, or “conforms to heteronormative standards of beauty.” The director’s response was …

Sino Eyes

Under the guidance of co-founders and curators Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss, FotoFest, the biennial Houston extravaganza that ranks among the world’s best photography festivals, has always been something of a cultural agenda-setter. It’s only a slight exaggeration to claim …

Bite Back!

Sometimes, it’s the small things in life that leave me stumped. Things like: – Glue. Why doesn’t it stick to the inside of the bottle? – When Noah brought two of every species aboard the Ark, where did he put …

Bite Back!

Sometimes, it’s the small things in life that leave me stumped. Things like: – Glue. Why doesn’t it stick to the inside of the bottle? – When Noah brought two of every species aboard the Ark, where did he put …

War of the Wells

Neighbors say they move in quickly. Suddenly a tall, garish, mechanical contraption belching fumes and noise dominates the neighborhood. Heavy trucks pound the streets. These are the signs of the drilling rigs that are spreading across Texas. Depending on how …

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