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Dry Spell

What began as just another long stretch of hours in the parched and daredevil fall of 2006, when he was too young to leave home, but too old to stay home—Nate Simmons said no. Bolstered by the thrill of defiance, he barrels down a path that forever changes two households.


“Two dollars, Lute Jackson,” she hollered, “and not a drop more!” Mother Franklin, sixty-six years old and measuring about that many inches around, stepped out of

Far From The Centers

At Black Mountain College, poets, philosophers, scientists and painters such as Robert Duncan, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, John Cage and Josef Albers engaged in a vast

What Writers Do

What Writers Do, with its behind the scenes look at the craft of writing, celebrates the series that continues to connect great writers with delighted