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THORNE DREYER, ALICE EMBREE, RICHARD CROXDALE - Celebrating The Rag
Thursday, January 5th at 7pm
The Rag Editors
THORNE DREYER, ALICE EMBREE, RICHARD CROXDALE
speaking & signing
Celebrating The Rag:
Austin's Iconic Underground Newspaper
The story of radical Austin is the story of the renowned underground newspaper The Rag. The stories in the Rag brought radical thought, action, art, belief, and protest to the Austin public in the 60s and 70s, when independent thought along the Drag was both desperately needed and heartily welcomed. The Rag was a pipeline of information and ideas to other hotbeds of creativity and unrest, and Celebrating the Rag is both a beautiful volume and a fitting tribute to the wacky original. Join editors Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree and Richard Croxdale in honoring an iconic Austin publication.
ABOUT CELEBRATING THE RAG
"Celebrating the Rag is a luving homage to quite possibly the best underground newspaper of its era, selecting and reprinting The Rag’s greatest hits, but also providing excellent reflections and recollections written from the present day. The new contributions, like Alice Embrees’ heartbreaking 'The Murder of George J. Vizard IV,' are fond and often very moving evocations of another time and place, with affectionate tributes to their friends and comrades.
This is not just a book about The Rag and its time, a book that Thorne, Alice, Richard, and Carlos worked on for months and have generously given to us. This is a Russian novel that will end only when you decide you’ve had enough.
My recommendation: Don’t ever get enough of Celebrating The Rag. This was our life, my friends. Remember it. Savor it. Honor those who have passed on. And then go kick some ass and make this a better world for our children and grandchildren. My favorite slogan of the ’60s: “If you don’t hit it, it won’t fall.” The Rag hit it hard, and that’s why you will cherish and admire this book." - Thomas Zigal
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