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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Romney Vows to Eliminate National Arts Funding

Monday, August 20, 2012

Photograph by Matthew Cavanaugh/McClatchy Tribune In another entry in the politicalization, and polarization, of Art in the United States, Fortune magazine leaked this excerpt from a forthcoming interview…

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Coming Home, Coming Back To Your Senses

Friday, December 16, 2011

Film still of Emily Vortuba of The Elberta Alert community newspaper; Back To Your Senses This week’s look into the work of the emerging farmers at the Stone…

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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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Ted Kooser and the Wessels Living History Farm

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Wessels Living History Farm of York, Nebraska offers visitors the best of both worlds: a hands-on chance to view an operating farm in the Central Plains as…

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The Madison County Project

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I recently discovered the 2005 documentary The Madison County Project: Documenting the Sound on Folkstreams, an excellent and richly-exhaustive site that “streams” new independent documentaries as well as…

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Saving Texas Dance Halls, One Two-Step At A Time

Monday, January 4, 2010

From John Burnett’s piece on NPR: Dance halls throughout Central Texas have been dying off from decay and disuse. The best way to save them? ‘Dance in them,’…

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