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Young People, Passions, and a WGA Screenplay Reading

Young People, Passions, and a WGA Screenplay Reading

Dec 16 2012

In the 1930s young people with little experience, like Margaret Walker, Nelson Algren and Richard Wright, got on their feet with jobs…

Woody Guthrie Goes to Germany

Woody Guthrie Goes to Germany

Nov 06 2012

In one of the last hurrahs of the Woody Guthrie centennial, a festival in Germany honored him today. The festival description points…

I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say

I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say

Nov 01 2012

I’ve always gotten a strong feeling from walking through cemeteries, but I never realized why until I looked into two very different…

Cuban Missile Crisis: When the Cold War Rolled Down the Sunshine State Parkway

Cuban Missile Crisis: When the Cold War Rolled Down the Sunshine State Parkway

Oct 18 2012

Fifty years ago this week, the Cuban Missile Crisisbrought a Cold War nuclear threat to millions of American homes. To mark the…

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…