Running Tales for the Times

A writer and collector of corridos on the power of the people’s song by Celestino Fernández When my father was on his deathbed, at age…

Recent Features


Mila’s Meditations

Audio essay by Ruxandra Guidi | April 2020

Lola’s Quince: A Lesson in Belonging

Essay by Mele Martinez | September 2019

My Sunrise: How I Came of Age the Apache Way

Essay by Brooke Gregg | September 2019


Thinking like a Folklorist

Reciprocity in Fieldwork

by Jim Griffith                         The relationship between folklorist and informant is, by its very nature, reciprocal. To start off, I don’t really like the word “informant” for the person who gives…

Remapping LA

by Alison M. De La Cruz On April 17, 2019, ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America convened nearly 400 arts and cultural workers for ReMap LA, a Cultural Equity Summit at…