"Snake Handlers: Heritage, Salvation, and Celebrity in the '90's" by Jim Birckhead; an interview with Robert Morgan by Tal Stanley.
Reviews by Jim Minick (Notes From a Native Son: Essays on the Appalachian Experience by Garry Barker) , E.D. Pendarvis (Tales Along the Appalachian Plateau by Danny Fulks), John Alexander Williams (Skin: Talking about Sex, Class & Literature by Dorothy Allison and World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy by Rosabeth Moss Kantor), Gordon B. McKinney (Troubled Waters: Champion International and the Pigeon River Controversy by Richard A. Bartlett and The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia by Wilma A. Dunaway), Paul Salstrom (Will Appalachia Finally Overcome Poverty? by Anthony J. Salatino), Alyson Hagy (Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia by Chris Holbrook), Sam Howie (Gastonia 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike by John A. Salmond), Alan J. DeYoung (I Become a Teacher: A Memoir of One-Room School Life in Eastern Kentucky by Cratis D. Williams), F. Carson Mencken (An American Challenge: A Report on Economic Trends and Social Issues in Appalachia by Richard A. Couto), and Jay Ruby (Appalachian Portraits by Shelby Lee Adams).
Poetry by Kristin Camitta Zimet ("Pokeweed") and George Scarbrough ("Limits").
A letter to the editor from Watt Childress.
"Signs of the Times" and the "Chronicle."