Appalachian Kriskindlmarkt

A traditional kriskindlmarkt in Mariazell, Austria. Photo by Rinaldo Wurglitsch on Flickr.

The end of November is a great time to go to Europe. Flights are cheap. Tourists are scant. And one of the continent’s best traditions—Christmas markets—are in full swing. From Hamburg…

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Strange New Appalachian Comic

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I could tell you that Story Time with Uncle Scratch is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It would be true but such an understatement. This new comic series is about young Moses Hatch,…

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Elaine McMillion Sheldon is about to get you out of some awkward situations. She’s the director of the award-winning documentary Hollow, and while screening the film in over fifty locations—Virginia to Vermont…

Pieces of Home

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I keep a Blue Willow bowl on my coffee table. When people come to my house, they must think it’s full of aging junk. The objects inside—an old lock, a…

3 Tranquil Minutes in Lost River

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Man alive—this has been one grueling week. We’re buying a house and the inspector delivered bad news; my car needed a bunch of repairs; writing projects were in overdrive; and to top it all…

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