The New York Times Discovers Kentucky
The New York Times special "T Magazine" issue on summer travel came out this Sunday, and it includes a feature on the Artists ...
The New York Times special "T Magazine" issue on summer travel came out this Sunday, and it includes a feature on the Artists Relocation Program in Paducah, Kentucky. It's a nice little write-up about the program, which has enticed dozens of artists from across the country to move to a once-dilapidated neighborhood in this Western Kentucky river town.
One quibble, though: The tone of the article seems a little giddy and confused about the fact that this happened "in a red state." Like, yes, okay, Kentucky might not be the first place you think of for a government-subsidized artists-in-residence program. But it seemed like an unnecessary distinction to me.
Anyway, I wrote about the Artist Relocation for Governing two years ago -- plus, there's a nifty little photo essay you can check out. Nice to hear that it's still going strong! (And, seriously, if you live anywhere near here -- even as far as Cincinnati or Chicago or Nashville -- you should consider a trip to Paducah to see this neighborhood. It's really cool, and quite charming.)
We invite you to discuss and comment on this article using social media.
In Property Rights Case, U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Government13 hours ago
Senate Health Bill Would Shift Medicaid Costs to States and Let Them End ACA Guarantees17 hours ago
U.S. Officials: Russians Targeted Election Systems in 21 States17 hours ago
The Only U.S. State 'Where No Doesn't Mean No' and Women Can't Take Back Consent Once Sex Begins17 hours ago
Appeals Court Reinstates Anti-LGBT Law in Mississippi18 hours ago
4 Anti-LGBT States Added to California's Travel Ban18 hours ago