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Occupy, Looking Back a Year Later

Occupy, Looking Back a Year Later

Oct 01 2012

On the anniversary of the Occupy movement, a look back at how it appeared in three cities up the East Coast in…

Ginseng-hunting Season

Ginseng-hunting Season

Sep 27 2012

This month’s Adirondack Life magazine includes an article celebrating the ginseng tradition of the northeastern mountains. That’s right: the plant perhaps best…

Food and Our Stories

Food and Our Stories

Sep 08 2012

The Algonquin blog this month offers a mouth-watering take on food stories, and a deal on 7 of them for e-readers. Have…

Constitution vs. Guerriere: A Doctor’s Log, War of 1812

Constitution vs. Guerriere: A Doctor’s Log, War of 1812

Aug 31 2012

Two hundred years ago this month, a first major sea engagement of the War of 1812 took place in the Atlantic about…

Digging Up History and Making It Fresh

Digging Up History and Making It Fresh

Aug 22 2012

Earlier this month our first Neighborhood Profiles workshop wrapped up a blast of discoveries, lives and upturned hideaways, from Washington’s old Brookland…

The Secret Life of a Powder Monkey and Other 1812 Transformations

The Secret Life of a Powder Monkey and Other 1812 Transformations

Aug 11 2012

The ships of another age arrive in Chicago and the Great Lakes this week. As they mark the 200th anniversary of the…

77 Down the Road: An Anniversary

77 Down the Road: An Anniversary

Jul 27 2012

Today marks the anniversary of the start of the Federal Writers’ Project (under the WPA) by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935. Several…

Memorial Day Sails

Memorial Day Sails

May 28 2012

As the U.S. observes Memorial Day, tall ships evoking the Age of Sail visit New York City. My post on National Geographic’s…

Steinbeck Festival Honors Voices of Change

Steinbeck Festival Honors Voices of Change

May 20 2012

… including Woody Guthrie’s song, “Deportee.” Read more at the Living New Deal: http://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/newsletter/may-2012/#post-1749

Hitting the Road with WPA Audio Tours

Hitting the Road with WPA Audio Tours

May 11 2012

In a new twist on the WPA guide tours, Ohio Public Radio has launched a series of downloadable audio tours, following routes…