Appalachia

Hillbilly Elegy

J. D. Vance is quite vocal about being a hillbilly. He states it in the first page of his book, Hillbilly Elegy, and reiterates it several times per chapter. He...

A West Virginian Reputation

West Virginia, we need to talk. Again, you’ve become the victim of some really bad press because one of your residents decided she couldn’t handle basic human d...

The Brain

Recently, after spending some time with a large, immersive sculpture built by my art family at REsolve, a woman confided in us. She was told as a child that her...

Community Food Initiatives

When you think of Appalachia, of Ohio and West Virginia, of the Mid-Ohio Valley and Southeastern Ohio, what comes to mind? Like many of us, Mary Nally, Executi...

Sweet Corn Dos and Dont’s

Fresh sweet corn is the ne plus ultra of summer produce. Tomatoes bruise and squish more easily, but it is the deceptively delicate sweet corn that demands spec...
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