In a mesmerizing set, musician Nora Brown breathes new life into two old-time banjo tunes: “East Virginia” and “John Brown’s Dream.” An evocative performance paired with a quick history of the banjo’s evolution.
While the U.S. government has prioritized the bailout of Wall Street with public monies, it has marginalized distressed rural communities and failed to provide the necessary funds, expertise and assistance to help revitalize them.
That weekend was one of those that reminded us of what we love about living in the northern Shenandoah Valley—namely, events like the performance in Castleton, Virginia, some twenty-five miles … Continue reading →
The four are members or associates of the Rise Above Movement, a white supremacist group based in Southern California, prosecutors say. . . Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced they had … Continue reading →
This rural White organization put out a call for working-class Whites to “reject the idea of whiteness.” Last year, following the presidential election, I wrote a column suggesting that people who … Continue reading →