Gay men’s choruses have a rich history that stretches back to San Francisco in the 1970’s.
In the mid-20th century, American women were bombarded with tips, tricks, and goods to help them become the perfect housewife. Laura Puaca has studied four records released by General Mills that featured Betty Crocker “talking recipes.” They were developed in response to and in collaboration with blind homemakers and they extended to blind women choices that had long been an option for their non-disabled counterparts.
In November, our Encyclopedia Virginia published a new entry on the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia. We talked to Chief Lynette Allston about what the Nottoway tribe looks like today and what it meant to be part of the group of tribal members who created the new entry.
The Philippines takes Christmas to another level. From September to December, the island-country celebrates the longest Christmas season in the world. Ken Garcia Olaes (Angie’s Bakery) and his parents bake …
Cauline Yates was at a family reunion the first time she heard she was a descendant of Thomas Jefferson. In 2019, she was asked to help develop the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia. With Good Reason producer Matt Darroch has the story.
Impact Story: Horace Scruggs — Horace Scruggs is a skilled outdoorsman in Fluvanna County. He is working with our Virginia Folklife Program to pass along his skills in navigating the river to apprentices Hanna Scruggs (Horace’s daughter) and Niya Bates.
Rural communities have faced economic hardship and population decline. Chris Kukk and Sheri McGuire recently created the SEED Innovation Hub in Farmville, Virginia to spark rural entrepreneurship and bring innovative ideas to life.
Fifty years after the last atmospheric nuclear tests on American soil, radioactive elements remain in our food supply. Jim Kaste says the honey is especially hot.
What does William Faulkner and a cool pair of sneakers have in common? More than you might think.
A recent grant from Virginia Humanities, awarded to More Than a Fraction Foundation, supported the first public phase of a long-term project, that is bringing together the descendants of two families—one whose ancestors were enslaved; the other whose forebears enslaved them.