Monthly Archives: June 2010

Tobacco Spitting and Tomahawk Throwing

Go to the Sum­mer Red­neck Games,  if that's your thing. I'd like to point out that a true Red­neck Games would have tobacco spit­ting con­tests instead of water­melon seeds. I feel like ram­bling and riff­ing, as some­times hap­pens when I'm not writ­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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The Mountain Whose Shadow We Lived In, fiction by Jack Boettcher

My kid trans­ferred through every school on our side of the moun­tain. Only six, but a fighter. I didn’t teach him that. The prin­ci­pals ask, – “well, Mr. Doppler, where might Fred have learned to lash out?” Nature, I say. … Con­tinue read­ing

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Gasland

Those of you with HBO–look for it. Trailer New con­tent com­ing soon, so hang tight.

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Mindy Beth Miller via Bent Country's Sheldon Compton

More young Appalachian writ­ers to watch out for: Mindy Beth Miller and Shel­don Comp­ton. Before any­thing else, have a look at Mindy Beth Miller's writ­ing chops. Here's a cou­ple para­graphs to give you a taste: "Back on Low Gap, the sun … Con­tinue read­ing

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Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone, the film

These notes may be late to the party, but I just got this first review in my email via Google Alert. It's dif­fi­cult to believe this descrip­tion of the movie Winter's Bone, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, has … Con­tinue read­ing

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