On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project

Friday, March 28, 2014

On the Road to Kingdom Come: The Higher Ground Project By Savannah Barrett There’s an imagery associated with places like Harlan County, Kentucky. Deep in the Southeast corner…

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Listening: Lambchop – "Nice Without Mercy"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop standing with his Beautillion Militaire 2000 series of paintings   The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut is so deep, so overwhelming, that for many of…

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On Black Friday: Chain Store Blues

Friday, November 23, 2012

[Today we’re thankful to have the opportunity to offer this repost from Nathan Salsburg’s Root Hog or Die, an extraordinary radio show and music blog that we’ve written…

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Weekly Feed: El Teatro Campesino, Protecting The Reservation, Realities of Local Food, and more

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 El Teatro Campesino Founder Luis Valdez Each week we present a compendium of links and perspectives offered daily on our Rural Arts and Culture Feed. We encourage folks…

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What’s Up With Those Southern Beasts?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director of Roadside Theater Storytelling is a partnership between the person telling the story and the person receiving the story; each depends on the…

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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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Helen LaFrance: Painting From Memory

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Church Picnic; Helen LaFrance Think twice and see it once. Think you’re right and know you’re right before you do something. I like to have people see what…

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The Redeemer: John Baird’s Everyday Art

Monday, August 6, 2012

all photographs by Jennifer Joy Jameson By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor I have a few friends who were recently married—the kind of friends who…

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Idiom and Assimilation: Miles Davis & C.D. Wright

Saturday, April 7, 2012

John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, recording in 1958 If there is any particular affinity I have for poetry associated with the South, it is…

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The Snakes and Southern Vernacular of Harry Crews

Monday, April 2, 2012

Crews at home in his Florida; Oscar Sosa, New York Times She felt the snake between her breasts, felt him there, and loved him there, coiled, the deep…

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