Eamon Mac Mahon: The Landlocked North, On The Edge Of Great Change

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Photograph by Eamon Mac Mahon Many thanks to artist Richard Saxton for leading us to the work of Eamon Mac Mahon, a photographer raised in a mining community…

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What If All The Natural Gas In The United States Was In Urban America?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Photograph by Les Stone An open question for consideration: suppose that the United States’ massive natural gas reserves were located exclusively beneath urban sites. Would these regions encounter…

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Affirmed: Nathan Salsburg and the Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Photograph by Tim Furnish This weekend’s Kentucky Derby offers a fresh chance for folks to revisit the work of musician, writer, and editor Nathan Salsburg. As many readers…

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The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tree In Silo; Ken Wolf Many thanks to María Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times,…

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Photographing Rural Maine, Beyond The Vacationland

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gregory Gives his Cousin Lori a Rose, 1983; Steven Rubin This month TIME Magazine’s Lightbox photography section highlights the work of Steven Rubin and his 30 year project…

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Where The Mountains And The Movies Meet

Friday, April 6, 2012

By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Batesville, Arkansas sits nestled in the Ozark foothills. The town is small with a population hovering between nine and ten thousand and…

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Poet Laureates, Hall of Famers, and Opening Day

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bill Mazeroski, after his home run to win the 1960 World Series: James Klingensmith Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball, that turning of a cultural season…

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How The Rural Could Save Contemporary Art

Friday, February 24, 2012

Last Chance installation; Erik Van Lieshout, Art Basel [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February, this seems like a good…

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

Monday, February 20, 2012

photograph by David Lundahl [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February, this seems like a good time to give a…

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The Rural America Contemporary Artists: Making Nowhere into Somewhere, Making A Statement

Thursday, February 9, 2012

from the Recalcitrant Mimesis installation at the David B. Smith Gallery, Denver; Liz Miller [Today we are excited to present Brian Frink’s curator’s statement to the Rural America…

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