Arts and Culture
After 15 years with the Center for Rural Strategies – six of them as visual editor of the Daily Yonder – Shawn Poynter is moving back into full-time photography. Poynter reminisces about the people and places he’s photographed and gives us…
Artists in a small Mexican border town have found a way to encourage local children's creativity after part of a mural they painted was destroyed. They started a band.
John Tullock’s take on mountain cooking is loaded with tradition, spiced with fresh ideas, and devoid of ostentation.
Elizabeth Catte’s What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia rebuts the “tired ideas about race and culture” that J.D. Vance peddles in the bestselling Hillbilly Elegy.
Mt. Airy, North Carolina, was the inspiration for Andy Griffith’s iconic, fictional town of TV fame. But what’s the story when the tourists go home and small-city economic issues remain? Filmmaker Bill Hayes, a Mt. Airy native, digs into…
The the world of small town, locally-owned, non-chain restaurants, making good food is the absolute baseline of what you need to survive.