NEWS
Zane Tate, musician/music producer from Waynesville, releases new album entitled Boom Bap Sunrise: Rural Sounds Volume 1.
Zane Tate, musician/music producer from Waynesville, releases new album entitled Boom Bap Sunrise: Rural Sounds Volume 1.

WORKS
Art by LaKisha Blount

LaKisha Blount

UPDATE


New paintings by Eric Pryor

INTERVIEW
Comic strips like Ted Rall's "Search and Destroy" and Tom Tomorrow's "This Modern World" are setting the standard for political cartoons in the 21st Century. And they're appearing in alternative weekly papers, not dailies.

Jen Sorensen is one of this new breed of cartoonists. She writes and draws "Slowpoke," which appears in papers from Florida and Virginia to California. She lives just east of the Blue Ridge mountains in Charlottesville, Va., and her work straddles the dual worlds of alternative weekies and underground comix. Sorensen started out cartooning for her college paper but after graduation moved into self-publishing. She's still gaining momentum, but her success so far offers a model for do-it-yourself publishers, writers and artists in New Appalachia.

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FEATURE
The idea is intimidating at first. The odds seem insurmountable. But there are a lot of advantages to be had by a young candidate. A lot of older folks, including influential newspaper editors, want to see younger people get involved in politics, if for no other reason than to stir up the pot on older boards.

Why wait?