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December 21, 2007 - Today we sent out an appeal for those interested in supporting our work at the Institute. We've since learned our online donation system is being buggy -- if you run into that problem, you can mail your tax-deductible contribution to ISS, PO Box 531, Durham, NC 27702. Thanks -- we hope to get it fixed soon!UPDATE : Problem fixed!

Dollywood Values

By R. Neal
December 6, 2007 - This recent Economist article about Dollywood is making the Tennessee blog rounds. It's a somewhat amusing look at Southern/Appalachian culture from a British/European point of view. Characterizing Dolly Parton as the "backwoods Barbie", the article observes: