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Indeed. But before getting to the cowboys, revered painter Nathan Oliveira talks about a lifetime of painting and his search for fundamental man. It's one of our best interviews, ever. Shifting gears, we meet the legendary African-American cowboy and singer/songwriter, Jim Brooks via this amazing interview. Ranch boss Doug Groves talks about the fine craft of rawhide braiding. Add hauntingly beautiful photos of horses and cowboys by Adam Jahiel, an outsider's report on the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering and that leaves only three or four other cool features.
A Conversation with Nathan Oliveira
Lost and Found: Twenty-First Cowboy Poetry Gathering
A Conversation with Jim Brooks
The Right Stuff
A Conversation with Doug Groves
Michael Light: One Hundred Suns
If A Tree Does Fall in the Woods.
Reflections on the Death of Brian Edman Mark Bulwinkle
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