Update from the Map: WMMT Radio and "Making Connections"

Friday, November 30, 2012

This week from the Rural Arts and Culture Map, we bring a story that’s floated to us on the airwaves from atop Mayking Peak in Letcher County, Kentucky: a service…

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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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On the Map: The Lexicon of Sustainability

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Family at a Lexicon of Sustainability pop-up art show; Douglas Gayeton, KQED blog By Rachel Rudi, Digital Contributor In this week’s update from our Rural Arts and Culture…

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Double Weekly Feed

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Appalachian Anti-Twilight: Wild Girls, penned by The Art of the Rural contributor/advisor Mary Stewart Atwell, was published this week by Scribner. Our congratulations to our colleague for…

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Where We’ve Been: Babies, Maps, Projects

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

photograph by Kirsten Gerdes Stoltz Folks may have noticed that, over the last ten days, activity has been slow on this site and on our social media feeds….

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Introducing The Rural Arts & Culture Working Group

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Working on next steps; all photos by Shawn Poynter By Matthew Fluharty, Director of Art of the Rural Over the next few weeks Art of the Rural will…

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Earliest Footage of Native American Drumming

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Sioux frame drum, 1904; Museum of Modern Art The Afrodrumming organization recently produced this video detailing two early recorded examples of Native American drumming. Many thanks to…

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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…

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Bessie Harvey And Her Tennessee Roots

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Untitled (Cobra).  23 1/2 x 18 x 19″ paint on wood with beads [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February,…

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