For The Weekend: Colbert, Silver Screens, and Mother Vines

Saturday, July 10, 2010

photograph of The Mother Vine from Here’s a few follow-ups and items of interest for your weekend consideration: Earlier in the week we discussed the United Farm…

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An Appalachian And Agrarian Response to the Tragedy in the Gulf

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

photograph by The Associated Press The people of the Appalachian Mountains and Louisiana bayous have a lot more in common than fiddle tunes and distinctive accents. More than…

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Grass Roots

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lavinia Nelson’s Basket Stand in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 2006 by Brian Crockett There’s a whole history behind these baskets, it’s not just a basket. You have this…

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Geno Delafose

Thursday, March 18, 2010

As we mentioned a few weeks back, The Western Folklife Center recently hosted its 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Navada. This year the WFC invited grammy-nominated…

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For Your Consideration: School Lunches and Prison Farms

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photo by Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times Editors note: this is a first in a new series of posts that we are hoping to function as virtual…

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For the Weekend: From the Range to the Bayou

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Western Folklife Center offers a website well-worth visiting and revisting. Next weekend they host their 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; while I’m looking forward to writing more…

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