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the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 27th, 2017

(CHINATI FOUNDATION photo)Chinati staff members Adele Powers and Steven Granado work with Marfa ISD kindergarteners.

A case for cultural agency funding

By LONN TAYLOR

Steve Zeitlin is a distinguished American folklorist, a former Smithsonian colleague of mine who now directs a New York organization called City Lore, which is devoted to preserving the spoken culture of New …

the money man

the money man

April 27th, 2017

This time is never different

By TOM JACOBS

In today’s accelerated society, it’s hard to remember that everything isn’t happening now. Advertising and marketing are designed to keep us from focusing on anything but today so we’ll buy products. In the money world, it’s essential to step back from the daily “market up, market down” drivel, whose …

correspondence

correspondence

April 27th, 2017

Editor,

Thank you to everyone who attended the meet and greet for Ann Marie Nafzinger last week. It was great to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. It’s always fun to visit and get to know our neighbors.

And, as much fun as it is to spend time getting to know a candidate, the really …

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

April 20th, 2017

(MARFA JUNIOR HISTORIAN photo)The Max Cortez Store

Marfa Public Library’s hidden treasure

By LONN TAYLOR

Last week I had occasion to revisit the Junior Historian files at the Marfa Public Library. I have written about these files before, but every time I use them I am reminded what a treasure they are, and this time I got …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

April 20th, 2017

Trump Kong(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

The death of satire is upon us

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

While most of my readers are highly intelligent, witty, and charming, there are occasionally those who do not understand satire. I have discovered it necessary, at least once a year to explain the great tradition of Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, and Mark Twain. …

correspondence

correspondence

April 20th, 2017

Editor:

I would like to express my thanks to everyone who participated in Candidate Night at the USO on Tuesday. I’m glad so many neighbors (120!) came out to learn about the candidates and the issues that face our community and school.

Thanks to Robert Halpern and Trey Gerfers for asking me to help organize, and for …

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