Tag Archives: Appalachia

Southernmost, by Silas House

I've been look­ing for­ward to a new Silas House nov­el for years now. I've fol­lowed his career since I pub­lished his work in Night Train, and was extreme­ly proud to have his blurb for my col­lec­tion Most­ly Red­neck. His nov­els … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Ry Cooder's musical journey has taken him India, Africa and, finally, Appalachia

by Wayne Bled­soe Just lis­ten­ing to Ry Cooder's cat­a­log is like tak­ing a col­lege course in music, but a lot more fun. His albums have cel­e­brat­ed blues, folk, calyp­so, ear­ly jazz, rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, gospel and the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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News from the Hills and Surrounds

This post is a con­tin­u­a­tion of what I want­ed to do with FCAC from the begin­ning; that is, to reg­u­lar­ly post rel­e­vant news and tid­bits as relat­ed to lit­er­a­ture and Appalachia and so forth. I get a fair num­ber of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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EPA's Choice This Week: Crucify Appalachia or Stand Up to Big Coal Lobby

Some things should go with­out say­ing, but they don't. After forty years of reck­less dev­as­ta­tion and crim­i­nal vio­la­tions, the fate of clean water and human rights in the Appalachi­an coal­fields is now in the hands of Lisa Jack­son. Novem­ber 29, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Today in Appalachia and Around The Bend

Some­one, I hope to hell, is vot­ing against frack­ing in NY and PA. I'm try­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent on the blog today, an aggre­gate of Appalachian/rural inter­est links. I hope at least some of them are edi­fy­ing. I hope too that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tube Time

Here's some­thing you might be inter­est­ed in. PBS will be broad­cast­ing Appalachia: A His­to­ry of Moun­tains and Peo­ple Thurs­day, April 29 and con­tin­ue each Thurs­day through May 20. So if you missed it the first time around now's your chance to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Requirement for Respect

Self-explana­­to­ry. by Rebec­ca Gayle How­ell. Orig­i­nal­ly deliv­ered on behalf of Ken­tuck­ians For The Com­mon­wealth, at 21c Muse­um. Louisville, Ken­tucky. Decem­ber 06, 2009. The peo­ple of East­ern Ken­tucky – West Vir­ginia, East Ten­nessee – have been treat­ed as the ‘Oth­er Amer­i­ca’ … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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