Upside Down Notebook

Putting the street into the notebook. By Ben Dangl

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Entries from January 2009

On the Road with The Price of Fire: Reflections on Spring Book Tour 2007

May 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Hello Readers,
Please check out this brand new reflection on the Spring 2007 Book Tour for “The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia.” This article includes photos from the road, the highlights of the trip, best stories, and descriptions of the audiences, discussions and receptions along the way. I also go into [...]

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Stomach of History

May 17th, 2007 · No Comments

It is an imagined party or beach, the postcard sunrise on the mountain, the sugar-spiked smile on the tourist with the strange rash, the ephemeral, sweaty joy of a political victory, where the street corners smell of barbeque and cumbia music. Their giddiness at dusk is a drunken potted plant. Windows are the smoke of [...]

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Tipped Car, Castro Lives, Book Tour Takes Break

May 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

One street in Morgantown, West Virginia was so steep that the car seemed like it would flip backward as we drove up it. Rush hour between DC and Baltimore was so slow it could have been a time warp. “Is Fidel Castro alive?” - that question came up more than once among audiences at [...]

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