Hamper McBee: The Good Old-Fashioned Way

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Well they got some damn songs, now, hell, a man can’t even figure out what in the hell’s going on, don’t you know. But the old songs, usually…

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Two Documentaries We Should Consider While Oil Flows In The Gulf

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a film still from Sludge As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the agrarian and appalachian responses to the Gulf oil disaster, here are two documentary films which…

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An Appalachian And Agrarian Response to the Tragedy in the Gulf

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

photograph by The Associated Press The people of the Appalachian Mountains and Louisiana bayous have a lot more in common than fiddle tunes and distinctive accents. More than…

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Connecting The Dots

Friday, April 30, 2010

image from Mark Drabenstott, printed in The Daily Yonder Here are some connections, commentaries and new leads that we’re following here at The Art Of The Rural: —…

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Going Deep Down

Friday, April 23, 2010

Deep Down: A Story From The Heart of Coal Country had its broadcast premiere last night on Kentuck Educational Television. It’s a film by Jen Gilomen, (Delta Rising)…

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The Carter Family Fold and Johnny Cash’s Last Performance

Thursday, April 8, 2010

 Photograph by William W. Robinson of Friends of the Carter Family Fold  “He insisted on walking into the Fold that night,” Hiltons resident Pat Jones told me a…

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The Tragedy in Montcoal

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

photograph from Coal Tattoo I’m sure many of us have been following developments in Montcoal, West Virginia, as rescuers have worked relentlessly to find the miners trapped inside…

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Tobacco-Cutting in Kentucky

Friday, March 12, 2010

As mentioned before, anyone concerned with rural issues owes a huge debt to The Daily Yonder and The Rural Blog. From the latter comes this news of photographer…

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Mountaintop Removal: Humor and Sincerity

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Coal Comfort – Margaret Palmer www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor You know we live in a strange…

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Coming of Age in Rural America, Without Health Care

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I don’t think any position I’m going to get out of college will come with health insurance. I don’t know a single friend from college who has a…

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