For the Weekend: Wendell Berry Reading From His Work

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Br. Tom Murphy has run, for many years, an absolutely indispensable site documenting the work of Wendell Berry. Given Mr. Berry’s famous stance against technology and digital culture,…

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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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Ted Kooser and the Wessels Living History Farm

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Wessels Living History Farm of York, Nebraska offers visitors the best of both worlds: a hands-on chance to view an operating farm in the Central Plains as…

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The Madison County Project

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I recently discovered the 2005 documentary The Madison County Project: Documenting the Sound on Folkstreams, an excellent and richly-exhaustive site that “streams” new independent documentaries as well as…

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Saving Texas Dance Halls, One Two-Step At A Time

Monday, January 4, 2010

From John Burnett’s piece on NPR: Dance halls throughout Central Texas have been dying off from decay and disuse. The best way to save them? ‘Dance in them,’…

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