AWOL: Bringing New Stories To the Screen

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 Photograph by Irit Reinheimer AWOL is a love story. It is a rural love story, and a lesbian love story, and a story about the choices that young…

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Gasland & The Language Of The Natural Gas Debate

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Aerial photography of natural gas drilling sites from SkyTruth Documentarian Josh Fox is currently at work on a sequel to his much-discussed film Gasland, a second chapter set…

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Notes From The Field: Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Still from Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass   By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor   On a recent trip home to visit my folks in California,…

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Bringing It To The Table

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Arkansas State Folklorist Mike Luster at the Roundtable; Jennifer Joy Jameson By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Last month Art of The Rural joined a host of artists…

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A Carter Family Flash Mob & The Winding Stream

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

photograph from The Winding Stream Last week a flash mob convened at the Portland, Oregon Saturday Market and sang the Carter Family classic “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” …

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Affirmed: Nathan Salsburg and the Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Photograph by Tim Furnish This weekend’s Kentucky Derby offers a fresh chance for folks to revisit the work of musician, writer, and editor Nathan Salsburg. As many readers…

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Where The Mountains And The Movies Meet

Friday, April 6, 2012

By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Batesville, Arkansas sits nestled in the Ozark foothills. The town is small with a population hovering between nine and ten thousand and…

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The Affrilachian Artist Project

Monday, March 26, 2012

Remembering China Sparrow; Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier We would like to start off this week with news of a effort that seeks to expand both cultural and artistic awareness: The…

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Two For Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Zulu Parade 2010 King Jimmie L Felder; Eliot Kamenitz, Times Picayune Here’s two videos with a bit of Mardi Gras spirit. First, from the Alan Lomax Archive Channel,…

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A Rye Whiskey Rural Arts Metaphor

Friday, February 17, 2012

Templeton’s home-grown rye crop; Brewvana [Editor’s Note: As I am facing numerous writing deadlines over the second half of February, this seems like a good time to give…

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