Daily Archives: August 27, 2019

All That You Can’t Leave Behind

After the difficulties that U2 had due to their documentary “Rattle And Hum,” they spent the entire 1990’s subverting their serious attitude to music, before returning once again to their earnest approach to music-making with 2001’s All That You Can’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appalachian Reckoning

Appalachian Reckoning:  A Region Responds To HIllbilly Elegy, edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll This book would be more accurately subtitled:  A region’s progressives whine about Hillbilly Elegy.  That’s what this book is:  400 pages of mostly whining essays … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ohio Frontier

The Ohio Frontier:  Crucible Of The Old Northwest, by R. Douglas Hurt I must admit this was not the most exciting book in the world to read.  It was not written by someone who approached the subject of Ohio’s relatively … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Appalachians

The Appalachians:  America’s First And Last Frontier, edited by Mari-Lynn Evans, Robert Santelli, and Holly George-Warren I have noticed something very striking recently in reading a lot of books about Appalachia, and that is the way that writers on Appalachia … Continue reading

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