Summer Issue of 'Now & Then' Magazine' Out
July 07, 2010JOHNSON CITY, TN – The 2010 summer issue of Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine has been published by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University.
The theme of the new issue is "Appalachian High." Writers explore such topics as prescription drug abuse in the region, jumping off the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, efforts to rescue raptors in North Carolina, and eating "high on the hog" in Alabama. The 72-page issue also features a modern-day Jack-and-the-Beanstalk parable by Kentucky farmer Bill Best, a visit to the Beer Wash in Roan Mountain, and a profile of the first popularly-elected woman mayor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
"Appalachian high and Appalachian low and everything in between comprise the Appalachian experience, which is not merely dual or oppositional but inclusive," writes Dr. Roberta Herrin, director of CASS, in the magazine's introduction.
Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine is available on the ETSU campus at the Reece Museum or the University Bookstore; in Johnson City at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the Shamrock on West Walnut Street; the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center; the ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitors Center in Gray; Wallace News and the Bays Mountain Park Gift Shop in Kingsport; Mountain Music Museum and Gift Shop in the Bristol Mall; Jacklyn's Hallmark in Elizabethton; the Greeneville Antique Market on West Depot Street; William King Regional Arts Center and Zazzy'Z in Abingdon, Va.; and Downtown Books and News in Asheville, N.C.
The magazine is also available by subscription ($15 a year for individuals; $25 a year for institutions) by letter to: Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, ETSU, Box 70556, Johnson City, TN 37614-1707. Make checks payable to "ETSU/CASS." Subscriptions are also taken online at www.etsustore.com. For more information, phone (423) 439-7994.