Arts+Culture

Distant callings

Renowned fiddler from Scotland helps Gold Rush territory find its past There’s still an echo of Celtic wanderers who poured their dreams into the American…

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Brewing change

Despite persistent stereotypes, women are crafting their course in the local beer scene Dressed in maroon overalls and work boots, the head brewer of Crooked Lane…


The mind’s independence day

With Independent Bookstore Day approaching, follow the region’s most successful authors through the stores they call second homes It’s a quiet afternoon at Avid Reader…




The Man Who Saved Reading

Dana Gioia’s battle for the future of the Arts, literature and critical thinking in America Dana Gioia stepped through a Romanesque archway, looked at the…