"Are They Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago? Reaganomics and the Women of Athens County" by Patricia Bayer Richard & Joy Huntley. "Reconsidering the Southern 'Hillbilly': Appalachia and the Ozarks" by John Solomon Otto. "'Sweet Bereavement': Robert Cantwell's Bluegrass Breakdown" by David E. Whisnant. "Today's Contemporary Postneohypernewgrass" by Bill Ellis. "Some Real Fruits and Vegetables: Richard Hague's Ripenings" by Frank Steele.
Interview with filmmaker Frances Morton by Gordon B. McKinney.
Poetry by Anne Shelby ("Appalachian Studies") and Jeanne Shannon ("Spicewood").
Book reviews by Carolyn Hazlett Adams (Machine Dreams by Jayne Anne Phillips), Helen M. Lewis (Today at School, Let's Talk about Miners... Montreal: La Maitresse d'ecole Inc. and Centrale de L'Enseignement du Quebec, Getting There: Producing Photostories with Immigrant Women by Deborah Brandt, and AH-HAH! A New Approach to Popular Education by Gatt-Fly), and William W. French (Cabbagetown: 3 Women...An Oral Hiustory Play with Music Adapted by R. Cary Bynum).
"Signs of the Times" and the "Chronicle."