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Cowboy Country in New Jersey

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Melissa DeCastro

This is a part of New Jersey where the local college offers glass blowing and hones skilled artisans, and the local schools keep farming alive in clubs dedicated to the love and pursuit of preserving the land.

Bernie-Hillary Rodeo

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Bernie-Hillary Rodeo

Stereotyping? We Can Do Better, With Common Values

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Recently in Georgia at a high school graduation ceremony, the school's founder-director made comments that drove people, black and white, to get up and leave before the event ended.

A Little Person's Antidote to Bullying

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Imagine there's nowhere you can go where you are not the curiosity that tempts roving eyes and odd glances. Imagine that your very presence evokes a profile in the imagination of others, which instinctively limits who and what you are.

'Endangered:' A talk With C.J. Box

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.09.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

C. J. Box is the bestselling author of 16 Joe Pickett novels, four standalone novels, and a collection of short stories called Shots Fired. He's won multiple awards including the Edgar, the Anthony, the Gumshoe, and the Barry awards.

5 Surprising Places to Get Your Cowboy Fix

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

You don't have to do a City Slickers-type vacation to get a taste of the cowboy life. Anyone of these five spots will give you a taste of the Wild West. And they might be closer than you think.

The Forgotten Muslims Of Early America

The New York Times | PETER MANSEAU | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion

It was not the imam’s first time at the rodeo. Scheduled to deliver an invocation at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last week, Moujahed Bakh...

Imam Cancels Rodeo Prayer After Backlash

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion

A Muslim imam who was scheduled to say a prayer at a Texas rodeo today has canceled after online backlash to a similar blessing last week. Imam Mo...

It Doesn't Matter How Many Bones This Man Has Broken -- He's Still Riding The Bull

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.29.2015 | Weird News

You mess with the bull, you get the horns. Professional bull rider J.B. Mauney knows that all too well. The North Carolina cowboy has been riding s...

Bull Rider Neil Holmes: Making History One Ride at a Time

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.29.2014 | Sports
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

"I really don't consider myself a cowboy," he explained. "To me, a cowboy is someone that is actually farming and ranching. Me, myself, I feel that I'm just a bull rider with the best job in the world."

From Drag Racing to Dog Mushers, 12 Offbeat Sports Halls-of-Fame

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Larissa and Michael Milne

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a popular vacation destination but there are many sports represented around the country that are worth a trip too.

Cesar Chavez and Animal Welfare

Ken White | Posted 06.22.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

I've not yet had the chance to see the new movie, Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time, but I did manage to find in my files a letter written by Cesar Chavez back in December 1990.

THIS Just Might Be The Very Best State To Retire

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Arizona has been a big retirement destination for many years, and for good reason. In fact, the very first Active Adult Community in the US, Sun City, was developed there over 50 years ago. But the reasons to choose Arizona are more than just the obvious. While AZ has hundreds of days of abundant sunshine and tons of golf courses, it has a lot more going for it than only sun and golf.

Death Defying Father Mike Tells of Hell Rider Days

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Michael Sean Comerford

Freak Show owner Chris Christ, left, and Father Michael Juran talk at the IISA Trade Show last month. This video is brought to you by HoldtheMayoMe...

LOOK: Cuba Rodeo Goes All Out

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — Mustached and goateed men with broad-brimmed hats and leather chaps mingle in the dust, drinking beer and talking on cellphones. A wom...

San Antonio Rodeo Provides Excellent Value for Country Music Fans

Andrew Powell-Morse | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Powell-Morse

The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is a special time of year for the Alamo City. This event is such an integral part of the San Antonio culture that...

Sparks' The Longest Ride Has a Too Tidy Ending

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.26.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Standing Up, Walking Away and Surviving Divorce

Amy Koko | Posted 11.28.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Unfortunately, the dentist took this to mean that I was still feeling pain, and administered like 50 more Novacaine shots, making eating nearly impossible for the next two weeks.

Venezuelan Rodeo Comes To The US

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.06.2013 | Latino Voices

HIALEAH, Fla. -- On a sandy stretch of land between tree farms and cattle ranches, Edgar Abreu awaits his match: A black bull behind a red metal gate....

Rodeos: Must the Show Go On?

Julia Orr | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Julia Orr

Unlike the film industry, the rodeo circuit appears to have no accountability when it comes to injuring and killing animals.

July's #1 Reason to Whoop It up in Wyoming

Laura Manske | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Laura Manske

You don't have to know the difference between a hooey and a honda (rope knotting/looping terms) to appreciate cowboys' and cowgirls' athletic prowess. The Cheyenne Frontier Days -- the world's largest outdoor rodeo competition -- runs July 19th to 28th.

The Underbelly of Rodeos: Busting the American Myth

Julia Orr | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green
Julia Orr

Groups lik Showing Animals Respect and Kindness have used social media to such a great degree that it is hard to refute egregious acts of animal exploitation and abuse. As the 2013 rodeo season gets well under way, we can expect to see more evidence that the animals suffer enormously for the jeering crowds.

The Camera: The New Weapon of Choice

Julia Orr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Green
Julia Orr

Just like the animal agricultural industry doesn't want undercover investigations revealing horrific abuses at farms and slaughterhouses, rodeos have long been wary of activists filming the abuses that occur in their arenas -- but refusing media?

WATCH: A Gay Country Song That Supports Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Need a good country tune to hold you over until Dolly's next album (or at least until the next episode of "Nashville")? Then look no further than the ...

Rider Dies From Injuries At Rodeo Finals

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- A Missouri man died after being critically injured during the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Rodeo officials said J.D. Jones...