FDL Movie Night: Stitched

By: Monday March 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Quilting has long been a staple of American crafting, and tonight’s documentary, Stitched–directed by Jenalia Moreno, produced by Nancy Sarnoff, and shot by Tom Gandy all whom are joining us tonight– drops us right into the middle of the ultimate in competitive quilting: International Quilt Festival, the largest quilt show in the nation, held annually in Houston, TX and drawing over 50,000 quilters.

 

O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” and the American Way

By: Sunday December 27, 2009 9:30 am

In “The Gift of the Magi,” O. Henry tells the story of Della and Jim, a couple rich in love who can barely afford their $8 per week flat. It’s Christmas, and Della sells her long, beautiful hair to a wig maker so she can buy Jim a fob for his pocket watch. Meanwhile, Jim sells his beloved watch to buy Della combs for her silken tresses. Their selfless sacrifices become materially irrelevant as their love triumphs.

“Nurse, Bring Me My Guitar”: Mercy and Revolution

By: Sunday September 21, 2008 9:33 am

Americana music is part of a great American cultural tradition of resistance. We’d better sing. And listen. The current political crisis makes this more urgent than ever.

Waiting for a Train: Progressives and Country Music

By: Sunday July 27, 2008 10:00 am

There are important values and a profound combination of hope, community spirt, and wariness of authority in country music. Progressives should start singing and dancing to the tune.

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