Chris Perryman built this oxcart as part of a butoh performance from the 2012 Happening. Photo by Michael Oppenheim

College applicatio­n

It was at a Black Mountain College celebration at Lenoir-Rhyne University where poet and musician Ted Pope met the writer Michael Rumaker. “He gave one of the most energetic readings,” Pope remembers. “I liked him right away.” Rumaker, now 81, graduated from the short-lived but monumentally influential Black Mountain College in 1955, a mere two […]

This girl is on fire: Sallie Ford’s brash rock strikes a chord with fashion magazines, NPR and acts like Jack White and The Avett Brothers, with whom she’s shared stages. Says Ford, “I’m just trying to speak my mind about being a woman and being free, having those thoughts and not being ashamed of them.”

Unleash the beast

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside’s front woman (and namesake) was recently featured in a Teen Vogue Q&A. Which is great, except it takes approximately 10 seconds of listening to Ford’s just-released album, Untamed Beast, to realize she is (at least in song) exactly the kind of girl known to mothers of Teen Vogue readers […]