Welcome to the McNair home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Here, two generations of wooden decoy makers continue a craft that has evolved from a practical way to hunt fowl into a form of folk art with an ardent group of collectors and a relatively high price tag.
Contextualized. That’s how protesters describe the transformation of Richmond’s controversial Robert E. Lee monument. What was once a cliched nod to a complicated past is now a work of terrible beauty, raw and filled with emotion; a piece of public art renewed by the public’s own hand.
by Eric J. Wallace Larry Keel, a world-renowned progressive-bluegrass guitarist, dropped by a small music shop in Lexington in 2003 and was immediately smitten by a big dreadnought acoustic guitar hanging above the counter. Its sunburst coloring was reminiscent of a 1930s Gibson. An inlay of colorful vines spanned the length of the fretboard. And […]
by Carl Fincke Guess you can blame it on Dad. It’s his fault, isn’t it, that this scorebook collection keeps growing; that I have an occasional nightmare about being at a baseball game without one; that I’ve dragged them halfway around the world? Thanks, Dad. As habits go, it’s pretty harmless. In fact, it’s one […]
For 14 years, Mercy Chefs has served food after disasters around the world. Now they’re doing it at home.
When it comes to saying thank-you, it’s important to know when it’s acceptable to write, email, text or call.