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Molly Ivins

Happy Birthday Molly Ivins!

Melinda Welsh | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Melinda Welsh

As a journalist, I've always loved Molly for her wisdom, politics and wicked sense of humor. My favorite quote of hers lately is the salient one to vote "with your heart" in primary elections but "with your head" in the general.

10 Things I Learned About Molly Ivins

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Kathleen Turner is one of my favorite actresses and Molly Ivins was a hero. I had the pleasure of seeing Kathleen Turner in Red Hot Patriot the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at the Berkeley Rep. Here are 10 things I learned.

Kathleen Turner as a Red Hot Patriot: Turning Anger Into Wit

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.28.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Turner as Ivins: exuberance, laughter and crusading journalism Photos by Molly Ivins lives! Seven years after her death, the fiercel...

Kathleen Turner on Molly Ivins, Hollywood and Acting

Greg Archer | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

There she is: The incomparable Kathleen Turner in a pair of fiery red cowboy boots and an oversized denim button-down shirt. She sits on the floor, ce...

Politics, Storytellers and Milltowns: Chatting With Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver and Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.

'In a Burnt Orange Mood: What Must Molly Ivins Be Thinking?'

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Pondering this question about Molly Ivins several times a day has become a new hobby of mine since the spectacular Senator from Fort Worth, Wendy Davis, stood up for 13 hours and basically destroyed the Republican Party in Texas.

In Defense of Unruly Mobs

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

If Americans witness their government abusing power, wouldn't you want them to speak up?

First Nighter: Holland Taylor as Ann Richards in Ann a Landslide Vote-Getter

David Finkle | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Talking about her demanding and usually disapproving mother, Holland Taylor's Ann Richards remembers the old dame saying, "If we rest, we rust." Well, Richards fans and those who should be, there's no resting and no rusting here.

5 Tips for Your Commencement 2.0

Mark Chimsky | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Mark Chimsky

We graduated from college with a diploma and a dream but not much certainty as to what path our lives would take or even who we'd become along the way. Most of us leapt before we looked and landed okay. So, why the dread over what I'll call "commencement 2.0"?

Religious Progressives Cannot Sit Out This Election

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Progressives are celebrating Romney's choice of Paul Ryan because it will likely lose Republicans some independent votes. But we should not engage in premature gloating or sit out this campaign.

Texas' Circular Firing Squad

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Some primaries separate the partisans from the pretenders, the moderates from the true believers. Not so here in Texas, where we just had our primaries, and Republicans are arguing over who won the circular firing squad.

'GCB': Why You Need To Watch ABC's Texas Housewives

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

If there was ever anything to make you wish to God (with a capital G) that Molly Ivins were alive and sitting right next to you with a glass of Maker'...

Kathleen Turner Stars as Molly Ivins at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse

Jay Weston | Posted 03.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

In the spring of 2010 Kathleen starred as Molly in the world premiere of Red Hot Patriot. It was a perfect fit, and at last night's opening at Westwood's Geffen Theatre, she again demonstrated why.

Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Recognizing that women's rights will take a devastating hit if Republicans return to power in 2012, Democratic women are rising to face the challenge.

Episode 104 Growing Home with Ellen Sweets

Edible | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

Growing Home host Marla Camp, publisher of Edible Austin, talks to award-winning food writer and journalist Ellen Sweets about her new book, Stirring ...

Easy Reader: Ellen Sweets's Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins a Five-Star Feast

David Finkle | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
David Finkle

A woman who scoured stores and the Internet for every type of utensil, Molly was unflaggingly eager to gather friends around her not only to feed them but -- as the devoted Sweets emphasizes -- because they would feed her with their wit and knowledge.

Across the U.S., GOP Lawmakers Build States of Denial

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the name of austerity, newly elected Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is attempting to stamp out public workers' collective bargaining rights. But despite his dire claims, his state had been coping better than most.

The F Word: Campaign Cash From Rate Hikes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"Corporate interests are buying the elections? Oh no", Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, told the New York T...

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alison Teal

Molly Ivins was a true wit. It's not surprising that a play about her would be very funny, but the play also reveals a side of her that many will not be familiar with- a lifelong struggle with her father.

Minnesotans for Peace to Throw Shoes at the State of the Union

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

There's probably a creative limit to what one can do with old shoes and snow, and we, the people, are not so foolish as to believe that we can compete with the big money special interests. But we must try.

Mr. President, Please: A Little Less Oprah, a Little More LBJ

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

Want to know how to get this president's attention? Disagree with him or oppose him, and he's putty in your hands.

Texas, the Eyes of Justice Are Upon You

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

While so many Texans have fought and are fighting the good fight in the Judge William Wayne Justice tradition, others believe in the law only when it sides with them.

Four Steps to Save Publishing, by the Unpublished

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The collective naval-gazing of reporters and publishers far exceeds the outcry when free downloads upended the music industry and streaming video tanked television ratings, because when a crisis hits the writers it's what we write about.

What Would Molly Think?

Betsy Moon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Betsy Moon

Molly Ivins made us want to be our better selves and stand up and use our power. Two years after her death, she would be so proud that we finally woke up and worked to make this happen.

Race at 150 mph? Sure.

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

When the opportunity came to partner with a race car driver around a grand-prix track at 150 miles an hour in a supercharged, ground-hugging, open to the elements hell-on-wheels speedster in Austin, Texas, I said "sure."