Author Archive | Norah Booth

JUSTICE SUSPENDED: photo essay

Four years after her 16-year-old son was killed by a border patrol agent who fired at least ten bullets through the international boundary at Nogales, Arizona, into his back, Araceli Rodriguez, the boy’s mother, will have to wait any decision in her lawsuit against the agent until the U.S. Supreme Court answers constitutional questions raised […]

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Flyer for the play reviewed

Nogales: Story Tellers in Cartel Country (review)

There is a rare and wonderful feeling when you know you have witnessed something remarkable live onstage. That is the punch Borderlands Theater delivers with Nogales: Story Tellers in Cartel Country. It’s not only that you have just watched Richard Montoya, accomplished playwright and actor, in a brilliant interpretation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio (spoiler alert: […]

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Title from original cover of Uncle Tom's Cabin

Who the hell is Uncle Tom?

The original Uncle Tom was the slave-as-Christ-like figure in abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s best-known book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Begun in 1851, her series of stories, intended to depict the evils of slavery, stretched into 40 magazine installments. Publication in novel form brought international acclaim and made Stowe a successful author. Unless he defines it differently, […]

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La Noche del Concierto sin Fronteras

The Concert without Borders Saturday, April 16, is troubled by chilly winds that flap the huge banners hung behind two stages separated by the U.S. border fence and eventually help drop the temperature down to the 40’s. The sound system is desperately in need of sound check in both English and Spanish. Tremendous enthusiasm for […]

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Music Knows No Borders

What if the barrier between the United States and Mexico were a wall of song? April 16, for the fourth year, Concert without Borders proves a border can easily be crossed by both music and good will. The event features musicians from Mexico and the United States performing on stages separated only by the slatted […]

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La musica no conoce de fronteras

¿Qué sería si la barrera entre los estados Unidos y México fuera una canción? Este Abril 16, por cuarto año, El Concierto sin Fronteras demuestra que una frontera puede ser cruzada fácilmente por música y buena voluntad. El evento presenta músicos de México y Estados Unidos actuando en escenarios separados solo por la reja de […]

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Revolutionary Grounds in Danger of Grinding to a Halt

For Tucson to lose “a space for freedom-loving, progressive, anarchist, communist, socialist, free-thinking, environmentalist, queer, book-loving, human rights, coffee and tea drinking . . . vegan, gluten-free . . . animal rights . . . peacenik, revolutionary activists . . .” would be a dirty shame. Revolutionary Grounds, respite to all connected to the above […]

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