The Attic

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.” — Ann Landers


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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 ATTIC WINDOW

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AMERICAN LISTS

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AMERICAN ORIGINALS

NAVAJO CODE TALKERS, BURNING MAN,

RICHARD FEYNMAN, SNOOPY. . .

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arts & lit

KEROUAC, MILLAY, IS SEX NECESSARY?. . .

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WOMEN

REBECCA SOLNIT, MARGARET MEAD, DOLORES HUERTA. . .

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ON THE ROAD

Cadillac Ranch, Grand Coulee Dam,

PADUCAH, surf city. . .

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HISTORY

RFK, CODE TALKERS,

JEANETTE RANKIN, W.E.B. DUBOIS. . .

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