John Hood, author of “Mountain Folk,” discusses the novel’s combination of American history and fantasy. Learn more here: MountainFolkBook.com.
Film on 1898 Wilmington coup ‘In the Pines’ wins at Golden Hour Film Festival
In the Pines, a John Locke Foundation-produced short film based on the 1898 insurrection that toppled Wilmington’s elected local government, recently won Best Film and two other awards at the Golden Hour Film Festival in Morganton. In addition to Best Film, Pandora Broadwater won Best Actress for her role as an older version of protagonist...
Patriotism requires a common story
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? In very online debates among very online people, the exchange rate is even more skewed. Case in point: a recent Wall Street Journal illustration generated tens of thousands of words of argument, invective, and speculation. The image in question depicted a dramatic drop in the share of...
Panic as smoke rises on the horizon: Covering 9/11 from Washington, D.C.
Twenty-one years ago today, on Sept. 11 , 2001, I dropped my toddler and infant off at day care in a Virginia suburb of our nation's capital, completely preoccupied with the long commute into downtown. I was a reporter at Reuters Television covering North America. My newsroom was blocks from the White House and the Capitol.
Greensboro is a great American city
It might be a stretch to call Greensboro, North Carolina, a hidden gem. After all, it’s the third biggest city in the state and has more people than Buffalo, New York; Richmond, Virginia; or even St. Louis, Missouri. Still, it’s far from obvious that Greensboro is special if one is merely passing through on their way to...