Two Years Later In One Rural Town

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a screenshot from the video posted below A little over two years ago, Senator Barack Obama campaigned through the Ohio Valley on the eve of the presidential election. …

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Chris Sauter’s Rural Installations

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mind/Body Split, 2008; graphite and spray-paint on MDF, 17″x17″ installed Today we would like to return to the work of Chris Sauter, the Texas-based artist whose writings on…

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The Rural Avant-Garde

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

In Between; photograph by Amy Stein I’ve recently had some email correspondence with Chris Sauter, an artist whose perspective on the necessary place of “the rural” in contemporary…

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Modern (Rural) Art: You Can’t Make That Here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

photograph by David Lundahl I recently had an opportunity to re-visit David Lundahl, the photographer, sculptor and musician from southern Wisconsin who (over 15 years) has taken 115,000…

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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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Spring Brook Farm, "Tarentaise," and More Pork Than You Have Ever Seen In One Place

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  By Ian Halbert Mary and I have finally settled into our new home in Watertown, saddled with all the concerns and frets that plague the first-time homeowners:…

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Poetry for "Real Dudes?"

Monday, April 12, 2010

photograph of Wallace McRae by Peter de Lory In this site’s first three months, we’ve had occasion more than once to discuss the great things that are happening…

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Jetsonorama and Wheat Paste Art On The Reservation

Friday, April 9, 2010

Folks in Grey Mountain, AZ offering their appreciation,  from Yote’s flickr page  The GOAT blog, one feature of the online version of High Country News, is another site…

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100,000 Polaroids

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mr. Lundahl “cooking” a polaroid self-portrait through a hand mirror. I recently spent some time visiting with David Lundahl, a photographer / sculptor / musician who lives in…

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In Memory of Mark Linkous

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mark Linkous took his own life on Saturday evening in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born into a coal mining family, Mr. Linkous lived in Andersonville, Virginia and later in Hayesville,…

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