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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Introducing A New Series: Notes From The Field

Friday, June 22, 2012

Art of the Rural is excited to announce Notes From The Field, a new series that applies the lessons of ethnography and folklore studies within the contemporary frame…

Read More

Bringing It To The Table

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Arkansas State Folklorist Mike Luster at the Roundtable; Jennifer Joy Jameson By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Last month Art of The Rural joined a host of artists…

Read More