What are the most “popular” posts on Culture Currents? Here’s a full list.

Dear Culture Currents readers,

I thought that you browsing visitors might find this list of interest. This post contains the titles of each blog post that I’ve written here, ranked by WordPress according to the number of hits each has received.

So it’s a list of the most popular blogs in descending order. The most hits by far to date was at the home page/archives, representing people checking out my latest posting or searching through the archives, which are listed by months only on the home page sidebar.

So this new list allows a reader a little easier access to the archives. Simply click on any title and you’ll be directed straight to it. 

The most popular single post to date is my Moby Dick-like interpretation of Santiago Calatrava’s celebrated addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum (pictured above). I was also happy to see that many culturally attuned people apparently find it significant that Milwaukee has lost its last black talk radio station.

I realize “The Day the United States Hanged a Woman” is a provocative title, but the movie review amounts also to a fascinating true historical story that resonates today, regarding capital punishment.

And the Duane Allman posting is a testament to that great guitarist’s ongoing legacy, evident most notably in the work of Derek Trucks, co-leader of the marvelous Tedeschi-Trucks Band which, in my book, has no peer today among groups attempting to combine and expand on a wide range of roots music styles.
I hope this information helps you to enjoy Culture Currents (Vernaculars Speak) a bit more.
As always, thank you very much for visiting, reading and commenting.

Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch)

All Culture Currents postings in order of number of hits (listed after each title):

1.Home page / ArchivesMore stats3,108

2. Discovering a Famous Seafaring Scene in Calatrava’s PavilionMore stats490

3. The loss of Milwaukee’s black talk radio stirs memories of Marvin GayeMore stats485

4. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” — and Duane Allman *More stats479

5. The Day the United States Hanged a WomanMore stats463If These Quilts Could Talk: Signals along the Underground RailroadMore stats436Will the Wolf Survive — or Attack? Examining “The Grey” ControversyMore stats328Rembrandt: Last Chances To See a Life-Changing Work of ArtMore stats306A remarkable Mother’s Day story of an unforgettable “Lady” and her gifted son, Arshile GorkyMore stats242My All-time Best Americana/Roots albums.More stats221The Deadly Attack of the Smart Phone ZombiesMore stats205Ishmael and Queequeg: the Original Pan-Cultural Odd Couple?More stats175Samsara: A Wordless World of Magnificent Images (opens Friday)More stats173The Magician Behind Miles: Reviving the American Individualism of Gil EvansMore stats146Blogger bioMore stats133Garry Wills exposes the cultural roots of America’s gun mentalityMore stats124Kathy Mattea’s “Coal Journey” Back HomeMore stats116If Dylan wanted to back him up, he must’ve been a hell of a leader. On mountains, he was.More stats115A graphic version of T. Monk (but not Bud Powell) getting unfairly busted by racist cops…More stats112Jeffrey Foucault: Songwriter on a Train to YouMore stats112ResourcesMore stats99An Elegy to a Symphonic Musician — Bill BennettMore stats90Manty Ellis builds a new foundation for Milwaukee’s jazz sceneMore stats89Edward S. Curtis preserved America’s Vanishing Race for PosterityMore stats86Milwaukee’s Revived Jazz Gallery: A Beacon for Creative Freedom Burns AgainMore stats81Undecided Voters (in Swing States?): Who Are Those Guys?More stats81Gifted trumpeter-composer Philip Dizack will play three Milwaukee datesMore stats77The “Magic Book” of Weather Report and Zawinul interviewMore stats71More images from Edward Curtis and The Vanishing RaceMore stats69Eagle Wings and Byrd Calls, and a Gust of Defiantly Mystical RomanticismMore stats68Clyfford Still? Yes, the great American painter still holds up, in a whole museumMore stats64A grand dame of jazz presents a celebration of “Dexter Gordon @ 90.”More stats60The Aura of the African-American in Visual Art and CultureMore stats59Is the Tedeschi Trucks Band the Best American Group Working Today?More stats56They’ve got the back of the Man in Black: Johnny CashMore stats56Political Call and Response and The Falling Man Who Still HauntsMore stats55The paranoid and racist John Birch Society is alive in new guises.More stats51Tedeschi Trucks Band – Part 2: A Comparison and a Closer LookMore stats50Edo de Waart records Mahler/Harvey Taylor’s new trumpetingMore stats50Following the inextiguishable flight of The Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star”More stats50Riding with another African American as “guilty” as Trayvon Martin, and PipMore stats50My Best Jazz Experiences of 2012 (in memory of James Hazard)More stats49The Perpetual Adolescence of Match.com: Social Network Bans Moby-DickMore stats49Collage: Piecing Together Snips and Heaps of a Common Cultural Act — in ColoradoMore stats46Weather Report: From the First Lightning Bolt to the Rise of a Jazz TsunamiMore stats46Why Gore Vidal (1925-2012) Still MattersMore stats45Singer Jackie Allen’s Sophistication and Soul comes home to MilwaukeeMore stats45Out There in the Life and Time of Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)More stats44Photos That Made History and Make You RememberMore stats43The Adventures of Madame Maggie, or the Return of the Hound of the Baskervilles.More stats42Levon Helm and The Band: A Speculative Fictional Fragment and a TributeMore stats41The original Milwaukee Jazz Gallery’s Shadow and ActMore stats38Guy Clark and Darrell Scott: Country Troubadours for Our TimesMore stats38Bandleader Maria Schneider walks a wintry tightrope over her jazz successMore stats37Stepping Inside the Outside the Box New Music FestivalMore stats37My best albums of 2012 in roots vernacular musicMore stats34Thoreau on newsworthiness/ Environmental writing anthologyMore stats33Superband leader Christensen survives, but still fights for his financial lifeMore stats33Bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe (Sept. 13, 1911-Sept. 9, 1996) Springs a SurpriseMore stats32A Musical Meditation on Honor and Barack ObamaMore stats30Rediscovering a Cezanne Chateau in my BasementMore stats30Plucking Musical Fruit Deep in AppalachiaMore stats30Three Decisive Days of the Civil War, 150 years ago this weekMore stats30Paul Ryan: The Story of the Peanut Butter-munching Automaton and his GrannyMore stats29Night Thoughts of a Baffled Humanist: Marilynne RobinsonMore stats26Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret” endures a modern-day “Shock Corridor.”More stats25Rodney Crowell’s long and winding road back to EmmylouMore stats24Antler reaches for sky-born ideas and touches people down hereMore stats23Is She Safe Because Buddha is on the Smart Phone?More stats22Culture Currents moves to the Grand TetonsMore stats22P.S. On Trayvon Martin post. Is Zimmerman a provoker or a victim? (Give us The Watchman!)More stats22Riding with another African American as “guilty” as Trayvon Martin, and PipMore stats21Sand County Songs: Aldo Leopold’s Words and Ideas Make Beautiful Music.More stats21Maria Schneider just nabbed 3 Classical Grammies. Deservedly?More stats20Inside a real wild animal sanctuaryMore stats20“Edward Curtis and the Vanishing Race,” two more memorable samplesMore stats19Did I see yo mammy steal somebody’s Grammy? Kudos and KomplaintsMore stats19Toni Morrison on Melville and the Language of DenialMore stats19“Hope Springs” Bubbles Below the Oscar RadarMore stats18On 9/11 Anniversary: How Another City Survived its own Fallen Men (Women and Children)More stats18Five Visionary Musicians Travel to the Apocalypse and BeyondMore stats17Another list of ideas for action from Walter MosleyMore stats17The Tedeschi Trucks Band: As Timeless as the Red Rocks of ColoradoMore stats17P.S. On Trayvon Martin post. Is Zimmerman a provoker or a victim? (Give us The Watchman!)More stats17A Coen Brothers movie reaches for a rootsy wrinkle in timeMore stats16A Walmart Cinderella Sweeps Up on Desolation RowMore stats15“Big Miracle”: A video movie gem hidden below an icy Alaskan surfaceMore stats15“Trains That Passed in the Night” — How photographer O. Winston Link told a classic American storyMore stats14John Mellencamp and Stephen King conjur the Ghost Brothers of Darkland CountyMore stats14Wall Street on the Edge: A Deadly Margin for ErrorMore stats14The Flatlanders head for the hills, or was it for a sure-bet payday?More stats14A very brief photo essay on driving into AppalachiaMore stats14How can the government be everywhere stealing our guns, Senator Lee?More stats13Santana, Trucks and Tedeschi feelin’ goodMore stats13Climber-skiier-banojist Bill Briggs redux and a correctionMore stats12Trumpeter Jamie Breiwick plays at his CD release party Saturday at the Jazz EstateMore stats12Does Marion Cotillard forge an anti-Ahab heroine for our time in “Rust and Bone”?More stats12Heyyy watermelon man, the whole world hears you playin’ that jazz!More stats12While Republicans filibuster (and fiddle), the grieving wall of Newtown may come to lifeMore stats12You Doubt Ryan Thinks of Humans as Mathematical Digits?More stats12Thoughts of a saddened and bemused Bee Gees fan from 1967More stats12Paul Geremia Dwells in the Obscure Depths of the Blues He Brings to LightMore stats12Another trip, with abundant comic relief from politics and other ugly human doingsMore stats11WORDS, SOUNDS AND IMAGES OF COMMON (AND UNCOMMON) CULTUREMore stats11More thoughts on Levon Helm from Louie Perez of Los Lobos and a great videoMore stats10Jeffrey Foucault’s Cold Satellite Transmits a Yeats-like VibeMore stats10More stats9Digging (up) the Year’s Vernaculars, Roots and AllMore stats9Two Guys and Their GuitarsMore stats9More stats8Another dose of too-slippery-to-peg AmericanaMore stats8A few thoughts on “Take Five.”More stats7Getting down off your horse and savin’ a little face is as American as apple pie in the face.More stats7Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair. Hover through the Fog and Filthy Air!More stats7A Gust of Cooling Emily DickinsonMore stats7Amiri Baraka: A Native Son of Racial Reality and NecessityMore stats6“Black Radio” Radiates Across Milwaukee’s Great DivideMore stats5Local labor movement struggles for job creation.More stats4As Mittor Romsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams…More stats4National Literacy Month is hereMore stats4Something to do, to be responsible for.More stats3Happy About a Hanging?More stats3now vote to recallMore stats3Does Walker walk the walk, too? Nah, he just pushes a pile he treats like garbage (cartoon by Kevin Lynch).More stats3#2 (loading title)More stats2What’s Scott Walker up to now?More stats2#1 (loading title)More stats2Moby rises again (intact) on match.comMore stats1

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