As we've traveled around the country with our American Futures and Our Towns projects since 2013, my husband, Jim, and I have evolved from being skeptics to evangelists about the impact of public arts on communities.
During our travels visiting towns and cities across the country for American Futures and now Our Towns, Jim Fallows (my husband) and I have encountered story after story of short, sweet initiatives…
A "hub of Winston-Salem in touch with the people."
Eastport Grapples with Health-Care
A legacy that continues.
Headed back to Eastport
A "how to" on staying relevant through invention and reinvention
In June 2013, my husband, Jim, and I first landed our small, single-engine Cirrus propeller airplane at the main airport, Joe Foss Field, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was the first…
Striving together for good health and well being in a Texas border town.
Connecting Ajo, Columbus, and Erie
The Heiskell Library in NYC provides both unique and also ordinary library services to its clientele.
God's Storehouse, a food pantry serving low-income people along this southernmost border where Virginia meets North Carolina.
Restoring Spirit and Pride in Danville
Everyone knows about first responders. I've come to think of libraries as playing a crucial role as "second responders."
A reader's response
Students getting a 'first chance' at MSMS