Captured: America in Color from 1939-1945

Monday, August 2, 2010

A crossroads store, bar, “juke joint,” and gas station in the cotton plantation area. Melrose, Louisiana, 1940; photograph by Marion Post Walcott Thanks to Mary, a reader from…

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Two Documentaries We Should Consider While Oil Flows In The Gulf

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a film still from Sludge As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the agrarian and appalachian responses to the Gulf oil disaster, here are two documentary films which…

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Update: Invisible Odysseys And The Work of B. Amore

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a memory box from B. Amore’s previous exhibit: An Italian American Odyssey A few weeks ago we discussed how artists in Vermont are sharing the stories of the…

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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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Mexican Migrant Workers, Vermont Dairy Farmers and Local Artists

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

photograph by Caleb Kenna The only thing that we want is to work and to have a better future in Mexico. – A Migrant Worker I would definitely…

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For The Weekend: Plants, Prints, School Lunches and Gulf Coast Soul

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The University of Nebraska Gardens site, edited by horticulturist Emily Levine, is also following Donald Culross Peattie’s An Almanac For Moderns and regularly posting his entries online. The…

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Stan Neptune And The Art of Root Clubs

Friday, March 26, 2010

I recently learned that, in 2005, The Center for New England Culture featured the exhibit We’re Still Here: Contemporary Indigenous New England Artists. Their online exhibit offers links…

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Allan Benton Ham & Bacon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

By Ian Halbert Recently, Mary and I ate at a local restaurant we both love – Hungry Mother. The concept is something of a cross-section of a number…

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Boston’s Best Bees

Thursday, March 4, 2010

by Ian Halbert My fiancée and I have just bought a condo in Watertown, MA. Beyond all the usual excitement surrounding the move into new digs, there are…

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Sam Amidon on ‘World Cafe: Next’

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sam Amidon is the product of a folk musician family in Vermont who returned to playing traditional songs via his experiences in punk rock and experimental music. I…

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