North Country: Betty and Lone Pine

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lone Pine Family; The Al Hawkes Collection By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor In the twin cities of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, a young girl named Rita listens…

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What’s Up With Those Southern Beasts?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Dudley Cocke  Storytelling is a partnership between the person telling the story and the person receiving the story; each depends on the other. This exchange is not…

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Discovering Christ in a Michigan Laundromat

Monday, September 10, 2012

from the On Wisconsin project; Mark Brautigam, as seen on fly over art Please find below an excerpt from “That Story,” by Jack Driscoll, a work that was…

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Superman of Kansas and Krypton and Cleveland

Friday, September 7, 2012

By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture Series Editor   “Behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the…

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Jack Driscoll: Place Forms Character

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: Today we are pleased to welcome Polly Atwell as a contributor. Polly is a writer, critic, and author of Wild Girls, a novel forthcoming from Scribner…

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From Last Chance To Venice: A M12 Mixtape

Friday, August 31, 2012

This week the M12 art collective has traveled from their usual base of operations on the Colorado High Plains to the European Lowlands, more specifically the 13th International…

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Course on Midwest Culture: A Bibliography

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Airborne, 2010; Alex Roulette as seen in fly over art By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture Series EditorA quality course begins with quality secondary sources. Such quotidian…

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North Country: Introducing A New Series

Monday, July 16, 2012

Girls with banjos; Veazie, Maine circa 1900-10; Maine Folklife Center Collection By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor   Maine exists in an in-between place in the American…

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Course On Midwest Culture: The Paradox of Heartland Rock

Friday, July 6, 2012

Photograph from the insert to the Bruce Springsteen & E-Street Band Live 1975-1985 LP box set By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture editor Last week in the…

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Notes From The Field: Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Still from Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass   By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor   On a recent trip home to visit my folks in California,…

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