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Comedian earns the wrath of Appalachia

By Christina MyerPoor Whitney Cummings. Never heard of her? She tried to boost her profile a bit recently by appearing on a late-night talk show to discuss her roots. Those would be here in the Mountain State, by the way.What she managed was to prove that often for celebrities it is more ...

Lewisburg’s Angel of Death

Appalachia has a long and rich folklore tradition and as anyone who has ever sat around a campfire at night or held a flashlight under their chin knows, ghost stories are one of the most thrilling parts of oral tradition. The month of October finds our nights getting chillier, wind rustling ...

‘Beneath the Eyrie’ is Pixies’ gold

When the Pixies released the album's lead single, "On Graveyard Hill," it appeared that we might be in store for an album that picks up where Head Carrier left off. That wouldn't be a bad thing at all, being that it was one of the best albums the Pixies had released since Doolittle. Such a ...

National Republicans Face Crisis as Women Flee Party

While 2020 will feature a highly contested race for President of the United States, it will also mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment was ratified, ensuring the right of women to vote in state and federal elections. Even as the United States Congress has more women among its ranks than at ...

Brazilian guitarist adds spice to The Royal Hounds

If you are familiar with The Royal Hounds then you know that they play quirky, in-your-face, roots rock and roll driven by a wild front man with a stand-up bass. You can now add to that tagline, "And a Brazilian kid who can play guitar like Brent Mason and Johnny Hiland."Scott Hinds, the ...

Governor’s Race Heats Up Nearly a Year Out

While primary ballots won't be cast in West Virginia until May of 2020, the fight for the chance to lead the state is already attracting more attention than any other race on the ballot.Incumbent Governor Jim Justice is eligible to seek a second term and has announced his intention to do so. ...

The Wild Man of Clay County

Some stories do not need embellishment, as the facts can be intriguing enough all by themselves. Such is the tale of the Wild Man of Clay County. It was 1908 and Henry Ford had just produced his Model T automobile in Michigan; President Taft was elected, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were ...

Comic movie Mount Rushmore: Who would make the cut?

(Editor's note: This article contains a spoiler for "Spider-Man: Far From Home." You've been warned.)One factor in having so many great comic book movies these days is great casting choices.It's not enough to toss popular stars into the roles (i.e. Dolph Lundgren as the Punisher, Arnold ...

Tarantino’s Hollywood love story true to form

Quentin Tarantino has gone from reinvented westerns to stretching slasher torture techniques a step behind exploitation, where a gasp shock at the "Hostel" comes close to "Mark of the Devil's" grab the provided emergency cleanliness bag.Alluring Leonardo DiCaprio, as Rick Dalton, former star ...

Lettuce to perform at Snowshoe Resort

Genre-defying funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-art-rock-experimental-avant-garde music titans Lettuce released their sixth studio album, Elevate, on June 14 via their own Lettuce Records.Produced by Lettuce and recorded at Colorado Sound Studio outside of Denver with legendary engineer ...