Katherine Dalton

Contributing editor Katherine Dalton writes from Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • The Civil War & Hollywood

    The Civil War and Hollywood have been a pair ever since Ken Burns—because of potential profits, of course. But most of these recent pictures, with their emphasis on marketing rather than script or acting, have had more in common with Nintendo than any real war.

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  • December 1994

    The Work of Romulus Linney

    Beth and John want to break the news in as civilized a manner as possible. After all, they mean to have a pleasant weekend away in their cabin. So, over beers, cheerfully, they tell John's parents that Beth is leaving him for his best friend—who is smiling in the armchair in the corner, the fifth member of the houseparty.

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  • November 1994

    Merging Local Government

    You may think of Louisville, Kentucky—if you think of it at all—as a sprawling, midsize, metropolitan community of 800,000 m the Upper South. But like most other American cities, Louisville is legally not one community, but many.

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  • January 1994

    Saving the Small Farm

    St. Matthews Episcopal is a modern, manicured church set in the heart of suburban Louisville's East End. It contrasts somewhat with the dusty farm truck sitting in its parking lot.

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  • The Lesbian Roommate Case

    The lesbian roommate case in Madison, Wisconsin, that has been pending since 1989 was finally given a hearing this past fall.

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  • Different Women
    December 1991

    Different Women

    In 1920, when Rose Wilder Lane met Dorothy Thompson, Lane was 33 and working in Paris, writing publicity stories for the American Red Cross.

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  • Divided Loyalties
    August 1991

    Divided Loyalties

    Graham Greene died this year at 86, a ripe old age that was no small accomplishment for a man who at 19 played Russian roulette on the Berkhamsted common until he grew bored with even the possibility of his own death.

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  • July 1991

    Human Comedy

    American playwrights handle comedy better than tragedy, at least if this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville is any gauge.

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  • Enterprise Zones

    Enterprise Zones are the subject of Jeffrey Tucker's article in this issue; Mr. Tucker found that despite the free-market wrapping paper Jack Kemp's gift to the American public is only more welfare, this time for businessmen.

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  • May 1991

    Beyond the Fringe

    Our Scottish friends were trying to explain the phenomenon of the television police, and we were trying to understand. Television sets are taxed yearly in Britain and require an annual sticker.

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  • Much in Little
    March 1991

    Much in Little

    When Harlan Hubbard and his wife, Anna, set themselves adrift on the Ohio in late 1946 in a homemade shantyboat, they began not only a five-year river adventure but a way of life together that was as distinctive as it was unmodern.

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  • A One-Sided Debate

    At the Univ. of Texas, in answer to criticism that he has turned a freshman English composition class into a one-sided debate on political correctness, English department chairman Joseph Kruppa has made several strongly worded replies.

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  • December 1990

    Refusing Funds

    When the NEA'S Council and chairman last July refused to fund four of the eighteen "solo performers and mime" grants the NEA staff had recommended, there was a tremendous reaction from the artists involved and the Joseph Papp crowd.

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  • Life in the Happy Valley
    December 1990

    Life in the Happy Valley

    My friend Dr. Bob grew up in a coal town called Packard in eastern Kentucky, a place that was abandoned years ago. All that is left these days is kudzu growing over old foundations.

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  • October 1990

    "Don't Vote"

    "Don't Vote, it Only Encourages Them" goes the bumpersticker, and it is only one among many signs of voter unrest. Another proposal, newly revived and cropping up in states like Oklahoma and South Dakota, is to reform Congress by limiting congressional terms.

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  • The She-Devil
    August 1990

    The She-Devil

    Florence King, a/k/a "Fascist Flossie," "Ku Klux King," and "the thinking man's redneck," is the author of Southern Ladies and Gentlemen, Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye, Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, and a number of other books under her own name and several others.

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  • July 1990

    New American Plays

    Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays, now in its 14th year, has had its up and downs. But some local grumblings notwithstanding, this year's festival was much better than last, with two excellent plays and only one real miss.

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  • Early Form

    For most of its 150-year history The Yale Literary Magazine was an independent, privately funded magazine edited by and for Yale undergrads.

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  • Still the Colonies
    July 1990

    Still the Colonies

    Since the days when Tom Paine set himself up as chief propagandist for the emerging American colonies the United States has been subject to invasion by British journalists. They come for a variety of reasons.

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  • A Defense of Drug Addicts

    A defense of drug addicts another one, in the pages of our family magazine? But defend them we must; this time from prohibitionists who would carry on the fight in utero.

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