Monthly Archives: September 2010

Slow News Days

Not really. I've had wel­come vis­i­tors for a week now and I have a new issue of Night Train due out soon. I fig­ure we'll be back to reg­u­lar post­ing in about a week. In the mean­time, theres' this: Activists … Con­tinue read­ing

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Best of the Web Nominations

Here they are– Give Up and Go Home, Jasper–Charles Dodd White http://​www​.fried​chick​e​nand​cof​fee​.com/​2​0​1​0​/​0​7​/​0​9​/​g​i​v​e​-​u​p​-​a​n​d​-​g​o​-​h​o​m​e​-​j​a​s​p​e​r​-​f​i​c​t​i​o​n​-​b​y​-​c​h​a​r​l​e​s​-​d​o​d​d​-​w​h​i​te/ Jeff Crook–The End of the War http://​www​.fried​chick​e​nand​cof​fee​.com/​2​0​1​0​/​0​5​/​1​0​/​b​a​r​r​y​-​h​a​n​n​a​h​-​c​o​m​p​e​t​i​t​i​o​n​-​1​s​t​-​p​l​a​c​e​-​j​e​f​f​-​c​r​o​ok/ John Mcmanus–Blood Broth­ers http://​www​.fried​chick​e​nand​cof​fee​.com/​2​0​1​0​/​0​3​/​2​9​/​b​l​o​o​d​-​b​r​o​t​h​e​r​s​-​b​y​-​j​o​h​n​-​m​c​m​a​nus/

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PA Homeland Security gave names of anti-drill activists to drilling company

Anti-frack, watch your back, somebody's watch­ing you… Penn­syl­va­nia Home­land Secu­rity has been spy­ing on anti-drilling activists, tak­ing down names of atten­dees at meet­ings and even a screen­ing of a doc­u­men­tary on drilling; these dossiers on peace­ful pro­test­ers are then sup­plied to … Con­tinue read­ing

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Michigan Seems Like a Dream To Me Now, poem by Dennis Mahagin

From Cor­val­lis to Far­mville, the Kesey novel steepled my kneecap, while a girl named Kathy chat­ted me across the Grey­hound aisle, out of kind­ness, curios­ity, spring fever or pity. And the piebald bovines in their green­ery, stand­ing still yet rush­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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Della, fiction by Jarrid Deaton

Dan says he’s get­ting tired of me talk­ing in my sleep. Says I mum­ble like a child and toss and turn, flail my arms. What I see is the inside of the school bus. I see forty kids laugh­ing. Then … Con­tinue read­ing

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Ron Rash Festival October 1st and 2nd Gardner-Webb University

Charles Dodd White made me aware of this. Wish I could go. No doubt some of you are. The fes­ti­val is spon­sored by Gardner-Webb's South­ern Appalachian Cul­ture Series. Ron Rash cur­rently holds the John Par­ris Chair in Appalachian Stud­ies at … Con­tinue read­ing

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Highway 50, fiction by Murray Dunlap

Two AM. High­way 50. Ely, Nevada. We laughed out loud at the Break-a-Heart Hotel in Sil­ver Springs, flew past the Last Chance Saloon in Austin, then passed up the Par­son­age House in Eureka. A coy­ote darted across both lanes a … Con­tinue read­ing

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