West Virginia’s Craft Beer History

As West Virginia enters a period of rapidly increasing commercial beer brewing activity, it is worth taking a few minutes to review the state’s contemporary brewing history. When Little Switzerland...

On Being Irish

This story was originally featured on our sister site Weelunk. I am Irish, I guess, because I don’t know what else to be. I am half German, but being German never came easy to me. We are a melancholy...

Millenial State of Mind

This story was originally featured in West Virginia Executive Millennials, those born after 1980, are choosing to live, work, play and stay in places known for innovation, diversity and interconnectivity....
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Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Elizabeth Jaeger

Elizabeth Jaeger exhibits her solo show, Inside Looking Out, at Monongalia Arts Center, 120 High Street in Morgantown, through April 1st.  The changes wrought by larger scale strip mining that came to her...

Empty Bowls – Pottery With A Purpose

Hundreds of handcrafted and hand-painted ceramic bowls filled a section of the Hazel and JW Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 for Empty Bowls Monongalia’s 11th annual Soup...

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Jillian Kelly

Jillian Kelly is owner of Retro-tique and contributing  artist in the exhibit Rebel-Rebel: A Blurring of Gender Lines, organized by the The Artist Collective of West Virginia in association with the...

How the Impossible Becomes Possible

West Virginia’s coal industry is shifting into a lower gear, creating widespread economic issues and challenging communities to reframe their identities. But where there is challenge, there is also...

Mountaintop Mid-Century

It was a surprise for me to learn that my dear friend, Morgantown home builder and renovator, Kris Knowles, was purchasing a home as opposed to building one. However, it came as no surprise to learn that the...

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Michelle Furlong

photo of the artist, courtesy of the artist Michelle Furlong is exhibiting in BARED: the art of bras and breasts, opening March 3 at The Diamond Shop Gallery (details below/Full Disclosure: I curated this...

Motown Mademoiselle Arts: Lydia Taylor

Lydia Taylor's Before and After opens Friday, Feb. 3, 6-9pm at The Diamond Shops Gallery, surrounding viewers with “mirrors and LGBTQ+ slang for an experiment in self-reflection and the creation of...

The Federal Diamond

Homeowner in a 1900s dress left in the home by an ancestor. Driving West on Route 7 you will see a cornucopia of Monongalia County homes of the rural variety. Small farm houses with large barns adjacent,...

Textiles Featured at Art Museum of WVU

An exhibition focused on textiles opens Thursday, Jan. 19 at The Art Museum of West Virginia University with a program featuring three of the seven featured artists. The program begins at 6 p.m. in the...