A Maine Childhood, Twice Told
A memoir of a girl’s Maine childhood considered by another Maine memoirist, with sixty years—and a class divide—separating the two.
That Rural Sound
A conversation with Norman Blake, direct from Sulfur Springs, Georgia, somewhatly about American acoustic guitar music.
Vikings on the Mississippi
Fred Carl’s vision and determination built a great company and saved a down-and-out Southern town. Now carpetbagging corporate flipsters are pretty much destroying it.
The Waverly Vet
A dozen Underground Railroad travelers returned south from their refuge in Pennsylvania to fight for the Union. George Keys was one of the few to survive the ordeal.
Pedal Power to the People
Even more Americans are biking their way to work and to better health-also to bars, romance, and all too often emergency rooms.
His Last Bow
Fouad Ajami was an enthusiastic immigrant and U.S. citizen, but he never lost his longing for progress in the lands he left behind.
How the son of Syrian immigrants accidentally became one of Toledo’s rock-and-roll impresarios.
Homo Americanus Guitar Hero
John Woodland nearly lost his mind and marriage tracking down the origins of the Martin D-45 Dreadnought, that most iconic of American guitars.