A Carter Family Flash Mob & The Winding Stream

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

photograph from The Winding Stream Last week a flash mob convened at the Portland, Oregon Saturday Market and sang the Carter Family classic “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” …

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Affirmed: Nathan Salsburg and the Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Photograph by Tim Furnish This weekend’s Kentucky Derby offers a fresh chance for folks to revisit the work of musician, writer, and editor Nathan Salsburg. As many readers…

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Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture: "It All Turns On Affection"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On Monday night Wendell Berry delivered “It All Turns on Affection,” the 2012 Jefferson Lecture at the Kennedy Center. Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities offers…

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TONIGHT: Live Broadcast of Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here’s further news on tonight’s live stream, from Ivy Brashear of The Rural Blog: Poet, essayist, novelist, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry will deliver the 2012 Jefferson Lecture…

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Readings: The Unreported Arts Recession of 1997 by Dudley Cocke

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dudley Cocke; Imagining America In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions. Today we feature the…

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The Affrilachian Artist Project

Monday, March 26, 2012

Remembering China Sparrow; Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier We would like to start off this week with news of a effort that seeks to expand both cultural and artistic awareness: The…

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The Carter Family Fold and Johnny Cash’s Last Performance

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photograph by William W. Robinson of Friends of the Carter Family Fold  [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February, this…

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In Defense of Rural Post Offices: Stories And Media

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Selection from a mural inside the Ukiah, CA post office, which closed January 6th Today we have some updates on the valuable artistic and cultural work addressing the…

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The Weekly Feed: January Twelfth

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wendell and Tanya Berry in The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater; Ralph Eugene Meatyard • Lisa Pruitt of Legal Ruralism – an Ozark native and a law professor…

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To The New Year 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

From the Foster-Fluharty Farm; Matthew Fluharty from Sabbaths, 2005 VI. I tremble with gratitudefor my children and grandchildrenwho take pleasure in one another. At our dinners together, the…

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