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Bobby Houston

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Bobby Houston is an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker who retired to Great Barrington in 2005. Then he started fixing old buildings and he can’t seem to stop. Together with his partner Eric Shamie, they have Hauswork Design, and are currently redeveloping the Dolby Florists site for retiree co-housing.

Articles by Bobby Houston

How bad it’s got

Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 - I was sandbagged by a little old lady because I'm a Democrat and she's a Republican.

The curious case of the non-voter

Friday, 19 Oct 2018 - There is a snarling hatred of politics out there in the street, heavily salted with fear. And that fear is close to the surface: Simply mention voting and there’s a look you come to recognize — panic, “Please, god, get me outta here.”

Truth be told — again

Friday, 9 Mar 2018 - Those kids put their bodies on the line and shamed a nation into finally paying attention. And it worked.

Letter from Barcelona: We are not afraid

Friday, 2 Feb 2018 - It was especially discouraging to listen to the State of the Union from here in Spain, a place where they’re not buying into Trump’s message of fear – fear of immigrants, fear of falling, fear of each other.

VIEWPOINT: On normalizing Trump

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 - We must now find ways to live through this interval where yet another Republican rich-kid brat has dramatically lowered the bar and thereby won the game. Without winning the vote. (Why must we call it "popular?" The vote is the vote.)