At the turn of the millennium, while the regional flavors of the United States get mashed into a transnational strip mall, it's an especially important time to survey what's left of the diverse cultures, big and small, that flourished here over the past few hundred years. Everyone knows that food in South Texas tastes markedly dissimilar from what they eat in Maine, and people in Louisiana talk a little different from people in Seattle, but if you turn on pop radio anywhere in the nation these days, you're likely to hear the same things no matter where you are. What about the music people listen to in their own kitchens, at their weddings,... More >>>