Beauty, Purpose, and Preservation

Contemporary art can be strange and frightening for the uninitiated…

New Work in THIS LAND PRESS / Readings

BEAUTY AND PURPOSE: James McGirk traces the stylistic evolution of Native American art through the history of Bacone College. 

TAHLEQUAH WRITER’S CLUB: Guest speaker, 11/15/2014

BUMPKINITIS 12: Guest reader, 11/21/2014

NSU VISITING WRITR SERIES: opening reader for Luc Goebel, 12/05/2014

Confidence in Culture

New work in the March 15, 2014 issue of This Land

The State that Oil Built

Cover of Dec. 1, 2013 THIS LAND

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On Bohemian Life in the Sooner State

 

HOMEWARD BOUND: Tahlequah via Brooklyn: James McGirk writes notes from a screened-in porch in a city that sleeps.

Constitutional Crisis

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Cherokee Nation has what seems to be an unusual fixation with lawyers and writing—at least for an outsider looking in. Cherokee museums are dense with detail about treaties, newspapers, and literacy.

Inside the Abattoir

Chevideco, the Belgian horse meat conglomerate, touts a single story in its press section: a taste test held at a west London home was arranged by Sir Peter Bazalgette, who writes a column for the Financial Times and chairs Britain’s Arts Council.