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1929 World Tour

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This is a fascinating and even riveting documentary which uses the original letters of a journalist passenger. The airship even “crashed” and went missing for two days, but they were able to repair it and complete their journey. Lots of candid footage to really give a true atmosphere of life at the time.   There […]

Kudzu

America’s Tumultuous Love Affair With Kudzu

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“IN FEBRUARY OF 1937, A newspaper columnist in Asheville, North Carolina, announced the start of a poetry contest. The prompt? He wanted odes to kudzu, the broad-leafed vine that, people would later say, grows so fast it is best fertilized with motor oil. As the columnist wrote, it was a great muse: the vine was “good for nearly everything […]