Affiliated Networks


Badge

Loading…

Latest Activity

Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Salman Rushdie come to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
yesterday
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Saturday
Rob Neufeld posted discussions
Jan 31
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

73 classic works about Appalachia going online

Key Appalachian studies publications now going onlinefrom press release, Jan. 27. 2016 Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.  Pamela Mitchem, the library’s coordinator of digital scholarship and…See More
Jan 30
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration             “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped usin’ cradles,” John Parris’ 97-year-old maternal grandfather had told him 60 years ago.            The oil lamp, the buggy, and the spinning wheel—they all were replaced by things…See More
Jan 27
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

James Sturm blazes cartoon path to a new worldby Rob Neufeld             Why is it that when an author combines pictures with words, the medium is considered juvenile, like comics?  Words create literature; images, art.  Why, when you marry them, is it like pairing a milk cow with a mop?            Nothing against…See More
Jan 24
susannah eanes posted a blog post

The Writer as Pilgrim

Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here. The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online in Dame Magazine, reflects on the difficulties of…See More
Jan 24
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Tired of thrillers with no soul?

Why read a 1940 man-on-the-run classicby Rob Neufeld             After reading a classic novel, you might think, “Oh, look at this superior ancestor of today’s fiction.”              For instance, “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene’s 1940 thriller about political oppression in Mexico, exemplifies the…See More
Jan 17
Susan True updated their profile
Jan 9
Rob Neufeld posted a discussion

Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Dance critic applies grace to every moveby Rob Neufeld             It’s nice to find just the right word for something, especially when it sums up a main idea in your way of thinking.            That was the case with Sarah Kaufman when she’d first felt moved, nine years ago, to write her new book, “The Art of Grace” (W.W.…See More
Jan 9
City Lights Bookstore posted events
Jan 9
Rob Neufeld posted blog posts
Jan 8
Kathryn Hall posted a blog post

Fire and Ice Roses interview with author/gardening blogger Kathryn Hall

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
Jan 5
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

History in the making, January 2, 2016

History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week.  It had been 2.  How will that work?  Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified?  Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be listed? Paul Bonesteel, noted Asheville filmmaker, revealed on Facebook that a…See More
Jan 2
Rob Neufeld posted a blog post

Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

Tarantino, eminent domain, and emancipation Tarantino comes to townQuentin Tarantino’s New Year’s gore and gabfest, The Hateful Eight, is gutted by New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane, who says that Tarantino toys with rather than explores history, using it “for boyish fantasies of revenge, as if enormous crimes could be undone, after the event, by lone and wanton acts of humiliation.” …See More
Jan 1
Rob Neufeld's discussion was featured

Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profitby Rob NeufeldWritten in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rural Heritage Museum, Mars Hill University PHOTO CAPTION: The entrance to the railroad show at the Rural Heritage Museum is commanded by a mock-up of Climax engine…See More
Dec 24, 2015

Local History (212)

Featured Discussions

Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profit by Rob Neufeld Written in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rur…

Started by Rob NeufeldLatest Reply

A Chronology of Asheville and WNC Events in History

                                   IMPORTANT DATES IN ASHEVILLE HISTORY                                                                  by…

Started by Rob NeufeldLatest Reply

"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good history by Rob Neufeld               Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does…

Started by Rob NeufeldLatest Reply

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Main Street had a TB sanitarium

Pamphlets and a diary reveal sanitarium life by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: View of Asheville published in Dr. Gleitsmann’s 1870s advertis…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Jan 30

John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration               “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped us…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Jan 27

Hosts of Christmas Past

Traditions shall not expire say hosts of Christmas past by Rob Neufeld   PHOTO CAPTION: Maria Parker Taylor Beale, courtesy Chase Ambler.…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Dec 24, 2015

Tornadoes in WNC

HISTORIC PHOTO   Tornado drill, 1982   Claxton Elementary students prepared for tornadoes in March, 1982 (as in this Citizen-Times photo by…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Dec 16, 2015

Spooks Branch, the 3-part story

Spooks Branch was a singular place in history by Rob Neufeld Part 1: Legacies and memories   PHOTO CAPTION: Jackie Palmer, 2d grade    …

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Dec 4, 2015

Vanderbilt Shirt Factory

HISTORIC PHOTO   Vanderbilt Shirt Factory   In the late 1960s, there had been a factory in downtown Asheville—the Vanderbilt Shirt Company,…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Dec 4, 2015

Love, community, and a baptism of fire in Spooks Branch

Unheralded folks matter in Spooks Branch by Rob Neufeld   Part 2 of 3 in the Spooks Branch and Beaverdam story See Part 1   PHOTO CAPTION:…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Dec 4, 2015

Shape note singers, Avery County c1905

HISTORIC PHOTO   Shaped note singers, c1905   Members of a shaped note singing school at the old Altamont Methodist Church, in Altamont, Av…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Dec 4, 2015

Spooks Branch, a human history story

Spooks Branch was a singular place in settlers’ lore by Rob Neufeld Editorial note: This is a significant historical story that is also, i…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Nov 25, 2015

Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profit by Rob Neufeld Written in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rur…

Started by Rob Neufeld

0 Nov 16, 2015

RSS

© 2016   Created by Rob Neufeld.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service