An Epidemic of Opioid Documentaries — Who Is that Stranger with a Camera?

It’s been more than five years since documentary filmmaker Sean Dunne of Peekskill, NY, released Oxyana. The IMDb description reads, “The ‘Hillbilly Heroin’ epidemic that’s slowly rotting the soul of rural America.” As the film begins, a harrowing mist rolls over the hillsides and wooded ridges of Oceana, WV , while […]

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“Funny Thing About Evil…It Always Lives in Another Neighborhood and Votes for a Different Party”

Until we reclaim our language, we’ll have no clue who is setting our moral compass.   1. Inside every honest person exists a bombthrower. There’s an urge, small and undying, that drags us to destruction. This urge isn’t suicidal: We don’t want nonexistence as much as a resetting. We don’t worry […]

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Bob Huggins and John Calipari, clutching arms and smiling together as crowd looks on.

WVU — Kentucky More Than Just a Basketball Game in Appalachia

On Saturday, West Virginia University’s men’s basketball team will host the Kentucky Wildcats at the Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia. It’s a matchup of two high-profile teams and two volatile, mediagenic head coaches, TV-made for a national ESPN audience. But the game will mean more to West Virginia and Kentucky […]

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