Author Archive | Michael D. Yates

Into Oregon

Our first stop in Oregon was Eugene, home to the University or Oregon, Monthly Review’s editor John Foster, MR editorial board member Brett Clark, and Peter Ogura’s amazingly compact but well-stocked Black Sun Books. We checked into the Campus Inn, a cheap but clean and comfortable motel close to campus and not too far from […]

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Los Angeles

We arrived in Los Angeles late morning on May 21. I was to be on the Tavis Smiley Public Television show, and we were scheduled to do the taping at 1:30. I had made arrangements to check in early at the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Hollywood. The PBS station was paying for the […]

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Into California

Our first stop was at a Barnes and Noble in Orange, California. The long drive to there from Tucson was uneventful until we go to some troublesome highway construction near Riverside. Tucson is about a two-hours south of Phoenix. This stretch of Interstate 10 is unpleasant, overcrowded with cars and buses, darkened and made dangerous […]

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