Art and Culture

Art and Culture
2:45 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

Sister Elizabeth feeds Yoda, a water buffalo calf at the ranch. The nuns bought the buffalo to make mozzarella.
Sonja Salzburg for Harvest Public Media

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 8:36 am

Many beer aficionados are familiar with the rare breweries run by Trappist monks. The beer is highly sought after, but it's not the only food or drink made by a religious order. Many abbeys and convents have deep roots in agriculture, combining farm work with prayer.

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Likely Stories Book Review
8:08 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Likely Stories: The Secret History

The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Jim McKeown

A detailed, complex story of 6 members of a class at an elite New England college who find them under the spell of a charismatic professor and the mysterious of the language they study.


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Art and Culture
6:54 am
Thu December 18, 2014

The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of Serial

Sarah Koenig and producer Dana Chivvis in the studio.
Elise Bergerson Serial

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:01 pm

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Likely Stories Book Review
7:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Likely Stories: The Happiest People in the World

The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke
Jim McKeown

Spies, lies, and family ties all spin together in this slightly comic, slightly dark romp from Denmark to a tiny town in Upstate New York.


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Texas Music
12:09 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

'Oxford American' Waltzes Across Texas

Willie Nelson, seen performing in the U.K. in 1980, is one of the featured artists in Oxford American's Southern Music issue about Texas.
David Redfern Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 10:51 am

A scholarly literary magazine is celebrating the music of Texas — but don't let that academic approach get in the way of enjoying it.

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