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Harlan County

Coal Mine Accident Turns Tragic

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

HARLAN, Ky. -- A coal miner has been killed and two more injured in an apparent wall collapse in an underground eastern Kentucky mine. State official...

Interview: Actor Walton Goggins Gets Justified

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When he plays Boyd Crowder on FX's wildly entertaining Justified, Walton Goggins is the charming face of evil, the yin to the yang of Timothy Olyphant's Raylan Givens.

Lila Shapiro

Acquittal In Kentucky Throws Fuel On Hate Crime Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Over the past 10 years, as gay rights advocates have pushed the government to take steps to protect gay people from hate crimes, those arguing for and...

Lila Shapiro

Hatred In Harlan's Hills

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. -- In the middle of an April night last year, a young gay man named Kevin Pennington crawled out of the woods in the remote hills o...

Lila Shapiro

Kentucky Cousins Face Life In Anti-Gay Attack, Testing Federal Hate Crime Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Two Kentucky cousins face possible life sentences if convicted of assaulting a gay man in an Appalachian park last year, a case which marks the first ...

Feds Go After Kentucky Mine

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Federal mining officials are suing a southeastern Kentucky mine for more than $1.6 million owed in delinquent fines for violations ...

We're With Bigelow: 82 Women on Making it in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Megan Billman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Megan Billman

This film was born six weeks ago, over dinner, as we discussed Kathryn Bigelow's nomination and wondered why there hadn't been more women nominated in the category of best director.

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

Outliers and the Hillbilly Sterotype

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

I would like to see Malcolm Gladwell test his theory about Southerners being more prone to violence than Northerners.