“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.” — Ann Landers
The song is Woody Guthrie’s. The slide is from the Delta. It doesn’t get any grittier, any more American. Watch Ry Cooder gently tear the blues out of “Vigilante Man.”
THIS WEEK IN THE ATTIC
The songs came and went but Alan Lomax hunkered down and caught them — for all time and for all people.
The history was black. The colors were Harlem. Jacob Lawrence interwove them and lit up the past.
With the Cold War looming, one photographer assembled a family portrait that touched the world, The Family of Man.
At 25, when she circled the globe in record time, the whole world celebrated the amazing Nellie Bly.
Long before Martin Luther King, W.E.B. DuBois had a dream...
When “the Lincoln of our literature” trekked through Palestine, the traveler’s eternal hopes met facts on the ground.
You may think football a grim sport, but meet Alex Karras, "a clown with a fine sense of timing." And, BTW, Hitler's husband.
Got the blues? Listen to its offspring and try not to smile. And hear six jug band tunes in “I Hear America Singing.”
Folks in Jericho, Vermont thought the Bentley boy was crazy to be out in the snow. Then they saw his photos.
The study said… The study said… Then Carol Gilligan realized. The study had only studied boys. Might girls speak “In a Different Voice”?
How to sum up a year with 52 articles? Six road trips? A dozen lists? Do The Attic 2018 Crossword and WIN a free mug!
Fannie Lou Hamer was the soul of Mississippi’s civil rights movement. Soon all of America would hear her voice.