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Katie Laur


A Song for my Mother

Past moments, present sadness, and Champagne music.

Breaking the Mold

Brenda Tarbell’s feats of clay.

Fret Master

Harry Sparks: architect, musician, muzzle-loader, and savior of star guitars.

Karin Bergquist & Linford Detweiler

The husband-and-wife musicians of the exalted alt-country band Over the Rhine sat down with an old friend and admirer to discuss their spring concert, their autumn album, and the scenic setting where they live and work.

Letters from Katie: Retail Restoration

Sometimes the shopping journey is the destination.

Letter from Katie: Plain and Fancy

Quilts, cakes, cross words, and the sweet fabric of a journey home.

A Paper Rose for Mr. Spoons

Once the city moved to a faster beat thanks to a man with a fistful of silverware, a woman with deep tap roots, and a guy who blew a mean potato chip bag.

Letter from Katie: American Pickers

If spring is here, can bluegrass festival season be far behind?

Letter from Katie: Little Women

The family that sings together, stays together

Letter from Katie: Travels With My Sister

Somehow when I think of my dog, Sister, it is always autumn and the red and yellow sugar maples blend with her golden coat as if some New York designer had had her dyed to match. Sister was that beautiful.