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New York Mills, Minnesota All photos courtesy New York Mills Regional Cultural Center The summer puppet festival celebrates the region's Finnish heritage. Located in west central Minnesota's lake country, the town of New York Mills has been dubbed "one of the top five culturally cool...
St. Paul, Minnesota 2010 NEA Literature Fellow Matthew Batt. Photo courtesy author Matthew Batt?s fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in Tin House , Mid-American Review , and the San Francisco Chronicle , among numerous other publications. Batt received a 2010 NEA...
St. Paul, Minnesota All photos courtesy Hmong Cultural Center, St. Paul, Minnesota A student performs on the qeej, a tradtional Hmong instrument. We recently spoke with Txongpao Lee, director of the Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota. Located in St. Paul, the Center serves the 52,000 Hmong (...
Washington, DC Hays Holladay (left) and his older brother Ryan collectively form the duo Bluebrain. Photo by NEA staff Brothers Ryan and Hays Holladay, who collectively form the musical duo Bluebrain , grew up in Arlington, Virginia. After stints in New York and Seattle, the brothers returned to DC...
Washington, DC Marcus Kyd giving a make-up note to an actor on the set of Burn Your Bookes . Photo by Teresa Castracane You wouldn't normally consider the punk rock music scene as inspiration for a theater ensemble, but its energy and collaborative environment were what Marcus Kyd wanted to emulate...
Washington, DC Dylan Landis DC-based writer Dylan Landis was one of 42 prose writers to receive a 2010 NEA Literature Fellowship. Her body of work includes Normal People Don't Live Like This , a novel-in-stories that was listed as one of Newsday' s "Ten Best Books of 2009" and one...

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