Entries Tagged as 'Ames Progressive Classics'

Midway (Part III)

December 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Read Part I of “Midway” online here and Part II here. The shock of finding over a hundred thousand dollars hidden in the bedroom ceiling temporarily got me out of the stupor I’d been in. I got an old army surplus duffel bag out of the cabinet under the bed and Shaun and I shoveled [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Colette Ryder-Hall · December 2008 · Fiction

Midway (Part II)

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Part I of “Midway” was published in last month’s issue of the Ames Progressive. Read it online here. Kate came home at five. I was dozing at the table, torn between passing out or nursing my anger and what was left of the bourbon a little while longer. I watched Kate step out of her [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Colette Ryder-Hall · Fiction · October 2008

Midway (Part I)

October 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The House of Freaks was quite a letdown, let me tell you. The exterior was a big mural featuring all sorts of fantastical freaks, like a bearded lady who looked to weigh about 400 pounds and a lizard-headed man lifting a giant barbell with his forked tongue. The other three walls were unpainted plywood, held [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Colette Ryder-Hall · Fiction · September 2008

The MeatTree

October 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We were halfway between Des Moines and St Louis, low on gas, out of smokes, far into the pangs of delirium tremens, hopped up on powders that give nose bleeds, cringing at every ray of sunlight and birdsong, sucking down carbonated, caffeinated beverages in order to prop open those heavy eyelids when I noticed that [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Poetry · September 2008

An Interview with Bill Ayers

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The following is the full text of Nick Lindsley’s three-part interview with Bill Ayers. Ayers is a former member of the Weather Underground, a radical leftist organization active in the ’70s. Today, Ayers is a Professor at the University of Illinois. The interviews originally appeared in Volume 1, Issues 2, 3 and 6 of the [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Interviews · October 2008

Life in the Campo Is Amplified

May 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I once read a quote that said if you wanted to avoid a nuclear catastrophe during the Cold War, then you should move to Bolivia. Indeed, this quiet Andean nation has been historically associated with little excitement beyond its coca production, its concentration of indigenous peoples, and its unpredictable politics. As Howard Zinn notes in [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · June 2008

A Moveable Living Room

March 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

From the Boheme (R.I.P.) to the M-Shop and the Practice Space, some of the best music in Ames is contained within divers and sundry living rooms, and I will be bold and state that there is another to add to that esteemed list: the Ames Progressive office. The shows there, which occur every Tuesday at [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Kate Kennedy · March 2008 · Of Local Importance

Pole 101: A Night at Dangerous Curves

February 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Let’s get the journalist up here!” The girls giggle as I climb onto the quiet stage. Of course, I’m wearing my reindeer sweater and argyle socks. It soon becomes apparent that pole dancing isn’t my forte. As instructed by the platinum blonde manager, Alex*, I wrap my right leg around the pole and brace myself [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Denise Behrens · Features · February 2008

What I Did over Winter Break

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Ricky Fields served a week in the Story County Jail from December 14 to 21. He is a graduate of Ames High School and a student at Iowa State University. He wrote the following testimonial on the back of two sheets of paper he found in the complex. “It was dark enough that I couldn’t [...]

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Tags: 2008 · Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · February 2008 · Nonfiction · Ricky Fields

A Conversation with Christopher Hitchens

November 16th, 2007 · 26 Comments

Christopher Hitchens is a British-born author and journalist now residing in Washington, D.C., where he became a naturalized citizen on his 58th birthday on April 13 of this year. A former Trotskyist, Hitchens broke with the left as he grew increasingly concerned with the threat of Islamic terrorism and disenchanted with what he called the [...]

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Tags: Ames Progressive Classics · AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · Interviews · October/November 2007 · Ryan Gerdes