40 Years In The West: High Country News

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

An informed people is a more intelligent people, and that was the whole point of High Country News. Somebody has to keep people on their toes and aware…

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For Your Consideration: March 29

Monday, March 29, 2010

By Ian Halbert Check out these links which pick up the loose strands of the ongoing conversations here on The Art of the Rural: 1. Another example of…

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Allan Benton Ham & Bacon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

By Ian Halbert Recently, Mary and I ate at a local restaurant we both love – Hungry Mother. The concept is something of a cross-section of a number…

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The Art of Coming Home

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

photograph by Kelley Snowden Along with Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson is an agrarian thinker whose ideas are now finding widespread purchase in our contemporary dialogues about agricultural (and…

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The Farmville Files

Monday, January 25, 2010

From an investigation in progress: Exhibit A: “To Harvest Squash, Click Here,” a introduction by Douglas Quenqua of The New York Times. Exhibit B: The Official Facebook page….

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26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This weekend The Western Folklife Center is hosting the 26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Each year, according to the WFC, the Gathering brings together “thousands of…

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Consuela Lee and the Snow Hill Institute

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

image by Bill Hackwell Bruce Weber in the New York Times reported today on the passing of Consuela Lee, the jazz pianist and music professor who returned to…

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