A Marriage of Art and Politics Chapter 1: Church Meetings

My buddy Jim, who was the lead singer/songwriter of Nylon & Steel, said to me: You gotta go see the Vance Gilbert show in December. This guy’s grea

Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town

I remember reading Wendell Berry writing about the concept of  a biography of place. In Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, the author Kelly McMasters takes that concept to heart.  She approaches the biography from all sides, from the personal to the geographic to the ecological. Once she has firmly placed us in […]

Wendell Berry Presses Coal Protest, Wins Honors

Berry made a less ballyhooed but more personally agonizing stand against the coal industry last summer when he severed a lifelong relationship with the University of Kentucky over a corporate sponsorship deal. The writer was horrified by UK’s decision to accept $7 million for a new basketball dormitory from a group of donors organized by […]