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Works of Radical Imagination

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blog — January 11

In Memory of Nat Hentoff

We mourn the death of our friend and author Nat Hentoff, a great man, deeply principled, intolerant of intolerance.
Nat's book The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance was one of the top-selling books of 2003 on the dangers of the USA PATRIOT Act and related opportunistic responses to 9-11 on the part of our government in Washington, highly praised and widely read ("A deft primer that forcefully makes the civil libertarian's case."—Washington Post; "Remarkably comprehensive and highly readable."—LA Times)

Nat Hentoff was one of a kind and irreplaceable, whether writing about jazz, or about his friend US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, or his other great friend the First Amendment to the US Constitution. A charming and funny man who took things very seriously that interested him, we're honored to have known and worked with him, and will miss his fierceness especially in the coming years.

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday by supporting voting rights by viewing Greg Palast's documentary, The Best Democracy That Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits.
Washington, DC
Busboys and Poets - Takoma Park
The eccentric fictional worlds of authors Valeria Luiselli and Guadalupe Nettel come alive on the ALOUD stage as these two leading voices in contemporary Mexican literature meet to share recent work.
Los Angeles, CA
Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, Los Angeles

A muffling fog had settled over downtown Newport. The garish neon blaze of Monmouth Street’s strip was smeared and softened in the haze.