A County Left Without a Newspaper
Greg Glassner, a retired journalist who worked at six newspapers over a 42-year career, reflects on the loss of local news in Caroline County, VA.
Mixing Small Town Politics and Journalism
Billy Coleburn, former mayor of Blackstone, Virginia and owner of the town’s newspaper, The Courier-Record , shares how he created a career in both local news and politics.
An African-American Paper Endures in Southwest Virginia
Claudia A. Whitworth was 18 when she began working with her father on the Roanoke Tribune in 1945. Today, at age 95, she’s shepherding the paper into a new era of local news.
No Reporters on Staff
Lifelong newspaperman Carlos Santos, who purchased the weekly Fluvanna Review in 2009, is fighting to preserve local journalism in his community.
History on the Move
Is history set in stone, like a statue, or is it fluid, more evolving process than petrified facts? At EV, we get to see history in motion, as with our entry on the Bray Schools. These schools were founded in Williamsburg and Fredericksburg, as well as in Philadelphia, New York, and Newport, Rhode Island, by the Associates […]
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REPLAY Writing Through
What do the mythological Chimera and motherhood have in common?
Where Our Roots Meet: Concert Release
Earlier this year, following International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a crowd gathered in Fairfax for an evening of Sephardic music from the Balkans, led by Trio Sefardi and the Elias Ladino Ensemble.
Forging Connections with Bristol’s Tyler Hughes
Old-time musician Tyler Hughes is now co-managing a new funding opportunity for traditional arts in and around Bristol. “People in the Appalachian region deserve to have the fullest life that they can achieve,” he says.
Announcing Nineteen Grants
Today, Virginia Humanities announced nineteen new grants totaling $204,827 to nonprofit organizations across the Commonwealth including a grant to Roanoke College for an exhibit titled “Fossil Tales—Connecting the Appalachian Mountains to Dragon Folklore.”
Sephardic Music Traditions In Virginia — Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 13
Exploring the folk music of the Sephardim, from the songs of Flory Jagoda and “Shorty” Elias to the new sounds of Minnush and beyond in this episode of Folklife Fieldnotes.
In 1990s South Africa, there were violent clashes between Xhosa and Zulu people. And the main way they understood how to define the other group–language. But Jochen Arndt says that 300 years earlier, Xhosa and Zulu didn’t even exist as distinct languages.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Little is known about William M. Rittase. His work photographing the C&O Railway is now considered among some of the best and most artistic depictions of American industry. But he passed away in 1968 in near obscurity with a published obituary of only a few lines. His work is the subject of a new book published by the C&O Historical Society with the help of a Virginia Humanities grant.
That’s a Wrap!
Well y’all, that’s a wrap on our 29th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book! Thank you SO MUCH to our amazing community that showed up with excitement, curiosity, and an …
2023 Festival of the Book: Demonstrating the Art & Craft of Bookmaking
In conjunction with the 2023 Festival of the Book, our Book Arts members offered public demonstrations at the Center for the Book and the Omni Hotel. On Friday, March 24, …