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Mongrel Patriot Review: DJ Turner and The Spark Documentary

On May 11th, 2013, in the middle of rural Missouri, The Spark documentary team will build a tractor from start to finish to donate to Our School at Blair Grocery in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans.  Right now they are raising money toward the goal of 13,500.00, which covers the construction and transportation … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Filmmaker, Artist and Writer Nick Zedd

“Nick Zedd’s films are legendary – he is a truly seminal figure in the New York underground.” – Jim Jarmusch With Jim Jarmusch and John Waters as fans, Nick Zedd’s place in the history of underground cinema is certain.  Anyone who appreciates what Jarmusch calls “the rough underside of our overly-processed culture” already knows the … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Priya Mohan and The Convergence Network Core Council: At the Cutting Edge of Intentional Community

Imagine a world where abandoned McMansions become sustainable intentional communities where people, by sharing their resources, skills, and work, and renting rooms to like minded but more temporary guests, find not only congenial social lives but the time to work on art, music, inventions, writing, film, whatever dreams drive them. Amid the universal lament about … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Raw and Superfood Expert Kate Magic

Kate Magic with King Zachary cake Every New Year’s Eve, the self-proclaimed “word gurus” at Lake Superior State University release their 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for “Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.”  In 2012 “superfood” was on the list!  Well, superfood was new to me.  I spent the … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Year End Round Up

Editor’s Note: Our trusted Mongrel Patriot spent a great 2012 interviewing notable people our readers truly care about while also turning us on to some bright new minds on the socio, political and cultural scenes. Here is a first-hand account from each of her subjects, filling us in on their activities, thoughts and whereabouts since … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Producer and Writer Kenneth Atchity

A dreamer who realizes his dreams and helps others do the same, Ken Atchity has impressive credits in the worlds of film, television and publishing.  His long list of academic achievements and awards include a Fulbright Professorship of American Literature at the University of Bologna, the Faculty Achievement Award at Occidental College, grants from the … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Food Inc.’s Robby Kenner

If you eat food you need to see the documentary Food Inc.  When I first met Robby Kenner I thanked him for making a film that I could give people instead of having to explain all the details of why they should be paying attention to industrial food production.  When you see those colorful aisles … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Feral House Publisher, Writer, and Filmmaker Adam Parfrey

Photo by Steven Dewell If you’re going to talk about counterculture in second millennium America you’ve got to talk about Adam Parfrey and Feral House. Patron saint of the socially unacceptable, Adam’s sense of humor always seems to be underestimated by his critics. The counterculture of the sixties and seventies despite its reputation for rebellion … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Brian Griffith, Author of A Galaxy of Immortal Women

Born in Texas, Brian has fond memories of growing up Methodist.  At about the age of eleven he joined his family and his church heeding Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for civil rights marches. But he also remembers other pastors warning that King was a commie, and that commies could march right on to your … Continue reading

Mongrel Patriot Review: Maggie Vail from Kill Rock Stars to CASH Music

Maggie Vail has had a unique view of the world of indie music.  Her older sister Tobi played with the quintessential riot grrrl band Bikini Kill.   For seventeen years Maggie worked at Kill Rock Stars, the iconic indie label of Olympia, Washington.  She toured with her band Bangs, gigging with Sleater Kinney, The Gossip, and … Continue reading