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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…

Modeling the WPA Experience in an Online Game

Modeling the WPA Experience in an Online Game

May 02 2012

Filament Games, based in Madison, WI, has been working with Spark Media on a concept for a cross-platform game to put young…

A Chance Find in a Bookstore in Istanbul

A Chance Find in a Bookstore in Istanbul

Apr 08 2012

Amid the shelves of Simurg Bookstore in the Beyoglu section of Istanbul, Kiran finds the 1939 WPA Guide to New York City…

When America Faced the Sea

When America Faced the Sea

Mar 21 2012

Thanks to Ken Ackerman, the brains behind Viral History, for letting me post about another era of national crisis, and a new…

Characters in the Neighborhood

Characters in the Neighborhood

Mar 07 2012

See my guest post about neighborhood profiles and a new workshop, on The Writer’s Center blog at First Person Plural.

Happy Diamond Jubilee, WPA Guides – Starting in Idaho

Happy Diamond Jubilee, WPA Guides – Starting in Idaho

Jan 10 2012

This week 75 years ago, amid the Great Depression, the first in a series of quirky travel guides to America came out.…

Bound for Tulsa

Bound for Tulsa

Jan 03 2012

The NY Times editorial about Oklahoma finally embracing its rambling son, Woody Guthrie, with a study center for his archives didn’t mention…

Give an Author this Holiday – Action Dolls?

Give an Author this Holiday – Action Dolls?

Dec 18 2011

As featured this week on NPR’s quiz show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, Uneek Dolls gives Etsy shoppers a chance to give…