By Ginny Ripley After winning its independence from Portugal in 1975, Mozambique suffered through two bloody decades of civil war. Up to a million Mozambicans and countless wild animals died, leaving much of the countryside in ruin. The country was then ravaged by floods followed by severe drought. All of this left Mozambique without an […]
By Ruby V. AyersClay and Sandra Brugger looked in awe at the pristine 35-plus acres of raw and second growth timber. This rare parcel with half a mile of Chetco River frontage was a sight to behold. A myriad of thoughts ran through their minds as they wondered how they would get power and phone […]
By Maureen BruschiOn the west end of Clinton, New Jersey, a magnificent 200-foot-wide waterfall separates the historic Red Mill Museum Village and the Stone Mill, home to the Hunterdon Museum of Art. Cross over the old truss bridge (constructed around 1870) and you’ll stroll onto Main Street, cherry tree-lined and filled with over 30 specialty […]
By Tracy CheneyIn the bosom of the South there once existed the most progressive art school in the nation, Black Mountain College. It was a crucible for the modern art movement right in the midst of the country folk arts still found throughout the region. Why here? It’s been an enclave of tolerance from way […]
By S. Nadja Zajdman Every Wednesday evening between March and October, Charles Dickens visits the house he made an early London home. He must have great affection for it. “Oliver Twist” was born here; so were his two eldest daughters.
By Patricia L. CookArtists have painted and photographed the scenery and wildlife of Idaho but nothing compares to the Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood—the “Noble and Absurd Undertaking” of artists Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin. They’ve expressed their love of dogs by constructing two giant beagle-shaped structures, one of which serves as a one-family […]